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@RMTunion report reveals Fat Cat rail bosses award themselves eye watering annual pay hikes while lecturing rail workers on need for pay restraint and reform.
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On the day that workers take strike action in defence of their jobs, pay and conditions and railway services new RMT research has revealed that bosses at 7 rail companies have awarded themselves annual pay rises of between 15- 275% whilst workers have been subject to a pay freeze
At @FirstGroupplc, whose train companies include failing @AvantiWestCoast and @TPExpressTrains, the remuneration of the Chief Financial Officer and CEO increased by an eyewatering 275% and 168% in one year.
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1/8 I want to share a few stories from this year that will call attention to the irreversible havoc rail carriers have placed on their employees, customers, and the nation. #railstrike
2/8 Workers are under intense strain amid grueling schedules, union contract negotiations and an arcane attendance policy system:…
3/8 How America’s Supply Chains Got Railroaded

Rail deregulation led to consolidation, price-gouging, and a variant of just-in-time unloading that left no slack in the system.…
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What the Ship!
July 20, 2022

Updates on Previous Stories
1⃣Supply Chain & Rise in US Container Imports
2⃣Brazil, Bulkers & China's Mineral Resource Group
3⃣US Energy Exports Increase
4⃣Labor Strikes Around the World
5⃣ US Inland & Coastal Waters

1⃣ U.S. Container Imports Rise in June as Congestion Shifts East

H/T @gCaptain @theloadstar


#supplychain #ports #rail #containers…
2⃣ Fertilizer Inflation Forces Overhaul of Brazil Ports, Railways

H/T @gCaptain @business @BloombergNRG


#bulk #fertilizer #sugar #ore #china #australia…
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We’re so sorry for the disruption to all our passengers’ journeys this week while the #RailStrike continues. Here’s our boss John and a short thread about why the impact is so great: /1
On Sussex Route, we need 138 operational staff to run trains every 24 hours. On Kent Route, that number is 125 staff, over 53 locations. We have contingency staff trained for this but they only make up 33 of those roles in Sussex and around a quarter of the jobs in Kent /2
We will not compromise of safety and those contingency staff are managers trained to the same high standards as we expect of our front-line colleagues. We have focussed them on the routes that serve the most customers and freight and that can be safely operated. /3
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At the centre of the #railstrike dispute is a decision by the government to cut investment in our railways and tube by £4bn. This is the wrong call when we should be putting more money into public transport to help people with the cost of travel.

Rather than bringing unions and train operators back round the table with a new funding settlement, the government is doubling down on the need for pay restraint to stop a wage-price spiral.

Wages have been stagnant for over 10 years – so many workers have already seen a big squeeze in their living standards. Public sector workers have been particularly hard hit with pay falling by 4% in real terms for over a decade.

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Biggest walkouts for 30 years BEGIN after last ditch talks fail to stop rail strike

Read our updates live here:… #railstrike
A picket line outside Waverley Train Station in Edinburgh this morning during the rush hour. #railstrike…
The usually busy Dover Priory Railway Station is deserted this morning as three days of rail strikes begin.

The station is completely blocked to passengers, with flags and banners blocking the doors. #railstrike…
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🗣️The Transport Secretary has blasted the nationwide rail strikes as "unnecessary" as Britain's rail network grinds to a halt.

He added there is "nothing" the government can do that would change the strike action this week

Follow the latest updates 👇…
🚨Trade union workers need to "co-ordinate industrial action across every town and city in Britain", the head of the RMT union has said… Members of the public locked out of Victoria Station on the
➡️Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has accused RMT leader Mick Lynch of wanting to transform himself into one of the "1970s union barons"… A deserted Clapham Junction at 6.30am this morning | CREDIT:
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Normally busy stations are deserted during the morning rush hour as the first day of national #RailStrikes gets underway

Latest updates in our #railstrike live blog…
The #railstrike is expected to cause the cancellation of about 80% of train services across Britain today…
A Labour MP has slammed a reported leaked memo ordering the party's frontbenchers from joining #railstrike picket lines as "tosh".

Barry Gardiner, for Brent North, said: "Why is someone writing this tosh to our shadow cabinet?”…
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Important information for @Se_Railway passengers in #EastKent travelling on Wednesday. Owing to electrical supply issues, train services inside the red box (see pic) will not start running until later in the day. #RailStrike /1
We’re really sorry. Service / travel info available here…
The area in the picture is supplied with power by a local electrical control office that we know will have some unique staffing issues on Weds, due to the #RailStrike. Safety checks on the power supply to trains – called continuity tests – will have to be done from the morning /3
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