Strip Greater Anglia of franchise say union over alleged ‘safety failings’

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    Strip Greater Anglia of franchise say union over alleged ‘safety failings’
    Transport union bosses are calling for Greater Anglia to be stripped of the rail franchise – claiming safety inspectors uncovered a string of “deficiencies and failings” while guards were on strike.

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    You can understand why the unions fell out of favour in some political circles.

    Abellio Greater Anglia are appalling, however, they are only as good as their staff. If the safety failings occurred whilst staff were on strike (due to guards worried about losing their jobs), why would you want the guards to lose their jobs if their employer loses the franchise?!

    TUPE exists but if the new operator were getting rid of guards and using drivers to open and close doors (what the dispute was about) then they will be out of the job.

    I am not sure why a union is talking about companies losing franchises... they surely are about the workers, rather than caring about the services. We all know they have to bolt on safety when they go on strike etc.
     

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