...it seems that the useless DickCops said 'Well, that's done, we're now the most despised public sector workers in the UK
', and the ASLEF said 'Woah, dude, hold our beer and watch this!'
Passengers are to be hit tomorrow by a District line walk-out over a Tube driver alleged to have passed three red signals in his 11 weeks driving.
We really shouldn't be surprised
, actually, should we?
Nigel Holness, director of network operations at London Underground (LU), said it was “simply not safe for this employee to continue in a role as a driver”.
No-one with the slightest trace of common sense could disagree. It's not like they didn't try
to bring this mouth breathing moron up to speed on 'red means STOP!', either:
After the first incident he spent three days retraining with a driver/instructor in the cab. After the second he spent five days retraining and another five on stand-down. After the third spad he was removed from driving duty.
Anywhere else, he'd have been fired. Now, I'm not saying unions are always wrong
. But good grief, in this case, there's surely
no possible justification for supporting this guy.
Did they check him for colour blindness before hiring him on?
Three SPADs and you're put is standard industry policy.
@Timbotoo - yes. Standard part of the medical screening. Something else was going on here and it is evident that given the three SPADs, he is unfit to remain on the footplate.
And the rail unions elsewhere have been striking for the last few years over the issue of safety they accuse the rail management of unsafe practices!
With great power comes great responsibility - and examples of extreme stupidity.
Perhaps he has other talents such that he brings 'strength' to the organisation?
"Something else was going on here and it is evident that given the three SPADs, he is unfit to remain on the footplate."
I wonder what it is.
"And the rail unions elsewhere have been striking for the last few years over the issue of safety ..."
The issue of safety that miraculously suddenly becomes safe as houses when they are paid higher wages, you mean?
"With great power comes great responsibility - and examples of extreme stupidity."
"Perhaps he has other talents such that he brings 'strength' to the organisation?"
Hmmm, I wonder just what his 'non-driving role' actually is...?
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