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RMT - Keep Guards On Trains Campaign

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To all those who may be interested, I am looking to drum up some support for the train guards who are currently in dispute over their role and necessity on trains.

 

To that end the link below will link you to a PDF document which was gathered by the RMT from the 1400 train guards around the country, which gives some brief detail, in their own words, about the types of incident they've dealt with during the course of their job, and what they see as their value to the public.  Brief highlights:

 

  • 80% have prevented an emergency situation arising;
  • 80% have use their safety critical training in an emergency situation;
  • 98% have tackled incidents of ant-social behaviour with 63% having done so over 20 times;
  • 51% have prevented/deterred an incident of sexual assault with 12% having dealt with over 5 such incidents;
  • 85% provide assistance to at least one disabled passenger on a daily basis.

 

https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/public-document-library/the-role-of-the-guard-what-our-members-say/

 

 

In addition, there is a Parliamentary petition calling for legislation to make it mandatory for train companies to have a guard on the train.  This has been set up by a 16yr old A Level student, Ben Spiers, not by the union.  He is a law student who was asked by his tutor to set up a petition for something he felt strongly about in terms of a change in the law.  Its good to see youth engaged in politics, so if you feel able to offer support I'd encourage you to sign it.  The link is below.  It currently has about 23,000 signatures but could do with a boost.

 

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/231479

 

 

And finally, on Thursday 29th October there is a public meeting at 6pm the Adelphi Hotel.  The room is set up for 250 people, but the local train guards are hoping for as many people to turn up as possible, hopefully making sure the capacity is exceeded, to show the local train operators that there is a significant level of support for the guards being on trains.  Again, if you feel you can support this then turn up.

 

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Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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4 hours ago, Anubis said:

 

And finally, on Thursday 29th October there is a public meeting at 6pm the Adelphi Hotel.  The room is set up for 250 people, but the local train guards are hoping for as many people to turn up as possible, hopefully making sure the capacity is exceeded, to show the local train operators that there is a significant level of support for the guards being on trains.  Again, if you feel you can support this then turn up.

 

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Are they wanting supportive union branches, CLPs, etc to bring banners?

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3 minutes ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

Are they wanting supportive union branches, CLPs, etc to bring banners?

 

I think they’d be grateful for any support they can get. The more the merrier. 

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