One of our local railway companies is having to cancel trains because the drivers are only working contracted hours instead of overtime on their days off. Last night the local BBC news programme vilified them and the reporter aggressively grilled the union rep who pointed out that his members weren't actually doing anything wrong. They were simply taking their days off like most other workers do. The reporter went ballistic when the rep said that maybe the fault lay with the train company for not employing sufficient drivers.
Why are the workers at fault? They are working their contracted hours. If the hours don't cover all the trains then the company needs to employ more drivers. Isn't this a case of a company trying save money by running short staffed and relying on the goodwill of it's workers in order to make bigger profits?
By the way this working to contract came about because the workers have waited over four years for the company to implement a change in working practises which was negotiated and agreed to by both workers and management. Isn't four years long enough to wait patiently?
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