pop an email off to the union and ask them.
the signalling is in place yes. however the concern is in relation to whether there is enough contingentsy in terms of track capacity.
But the government doesn't have a say in pay deals sought by workers in semi state bodies
Who's concern? Drivers are paid to drive as we are so often reminded. If only there was a way to find out if we have enough capacity like I don't know running the trains to a 10 minute schedule?
I generally take a neutral view when it comes to arguments about industrial disputes regarding CIE companies but I have to say I think there might be a certain element of jealousy coming from certain people who are jealous that CIE workers have strong unions that are willing to fight for a pay rise for them.
Then some complain saying that they "would gladly drive a bus/train for the money those lads are on" but yet DB and BE have recruited for drivers on numerous ocassions in recent years and unless these people who constantly complain on here and in comments sections are the ones applying which I somehow doubt as I believe uptake for these positions isin't that high I'm sure you near fill every DB, IE and BE driving position with everyone who has said that at this stage.
They really should stop saying they'd happily do the job whenever there is a strike or if they are going to say then maybe they should look at getting a D licence and applying for a job as a driver for DB or BE whenever they come or they're just pure and utter hypocrites.
Come off it. The only reason we are giving out is because of begrudgery?
I am a customer of IE. I am also a taxpayer. It infuriates me to see this sort of carry on because I am directly effected by It, not because I'm jealous of their cushy number.
Further to your point, I would not want to work in a closed shop with a hive mind of union members. I previously worked in 2 jobs with overbearing union heads on power trips. I didnt stick around for long. I improved my "terms and conditions" by upskilling and getting the hell out of there.
Indeed the begrudgery line is refuge of the lazy and ignorant. If I own shares in a company where staff is paid significantly above market rates of pay and are returning mediocre outputs and obstructing improvements in efficiency, agility and performance I would be equally disgusted and demand results before withdrawing my investment in said company
As a tax payer I have a stake in these companies and I fund them through my income taxes and so on. I cant withdraw my taxes from the government so my only means of retort when I see staff paid significantly above market rates of pay and are returning mediocre outputs and obstructing improvements in efficiency, agility and performance is to demand the government to take a harder line.
I don't have a lobby group (in the form of trade unions) to represent me in strike debates/demands, and I am at a huge disadvantage because these same staff have 'jobs for life' (further vexing, as this privilege is funded by taxpayers and used a tool to gouge those same taxpayers further) so there is effectively absolutely no downside for this bad attitude and sense of entitlement; the result is I have to hand over more of my money through taxation than I would otherwise. Beyond that, theres simple fact we have such mediocre public services in Ireland due to the fact the high unionisation means the services are viewed as a means of employing people who would otherwise be unemployed, so those services are ran for the benefit of the staff, rather than the public, which as a socially left-wing individual I find very frustrating
Yet the very post you deny begrudgery , you exhibit it in the next paragraph?
When did I say begrudge. I said I think some people are jealous of CIE workers as they say they would gladly do the job for whatever money the CIE workers are on. I was not targeting this post at you you never said that I was targeting it at other people who they would gladly drive bus/train but never apply for a job as one.
Who mentioned begrudgery?
You view someone who works a full week with anti-social shifts (and sometimes with even more anti-social customers) on the average industrial wage as having a cushy number?
The politicians are laughing at you.
on what basis are you claiming "staff are paid significantly above market rates of pay"
there is a difference in being paid over the market rate and not agreeing with their rate of pay. irish rail drivers for example are paid similar to the uk, so are paid within the european rail market rates of pay.
there are no jobs for life in the public service anymore.
Havent a clue atm about this because I've heard nothing about it. All I've heard is what's been posted here by other people who are drivers and have said basically that its a liability issue. That's the core problem with the mentoring in the first place: It's the company trying to force driver's to take new drivers out and make them liable for any mistakes the mentor make regardless of how much time as passed.
Driver's said no because
1) its voluntary and
2) they dont trust the company if something goes wrong so the only thing they can do is stay away from it.
Edit: I also wish some poster's would stop using the "I'm a taxpayer" angle as an "argument". Regardless of the fact that EVERYONE here is a taxpayer thank you very much (unless your living in malta! ), it seems to be overused as an excuse to come across as self important rather than an actual argument. EVERYONE has problem's we can only deal with them as they come along.
Can someone please post a link to this? I can't find it even on the NBRU site. All I found was
Well one of the unions said a few months ago they would not co-operate with roster changes to allow the 10 minute schedule.
By right there should be 0 new DART drivers needed to facilitate but "resistance to change" is the problem and not wanting to give up shift/break patterns.