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Union anger over East Lancs rail proposals

Lancashire Telegraph: Union anger over East Lancs rail proposals Union anger over East Lancs rail proposals

RAIL unions have already come out fighting over proposals to potentially reduce staffing on East Lancashire’s train services.

The Lancashire Telegraph reported this week how the northern rail franchise beyond February 2016, for the East Lancashire and Clitheroe to Manchester lines, is now up for grabs.

But the RMT rail union is dismayed at proposals to move towards ‘driver-only operation’, for services where there are currently drivers and guards, as part of the whole franchise process. Government officials say this would enable on-board staff to concentrate more on customer service.

But Mick Cash, the RMT’s acting general secretary, believes the exercise will ‘slash jobs, destroy safety and axe ticket offices’.

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10:06pm Thu 3 Jul 14

child44 says...

Hey, Jake Berry, care to comment, seeing as you're championing the improvements to the Clitheroe-Manchester line?
Hey, Jake Berry, care to comment, seeing as you're championing the improvements to the Clitheroe-Manchester line? child44
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1:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

vicn1956 says...

So you get on at an unmanned station and get off at an unmanned station.
Fares go up to recoup uncollected fares?
So you get on at an unmanned station and get off at an unmanned station. Fares go up to recoup uncollected fares? vicn1956
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