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Lincoln Signal Workers Name Strike Dates - 5788/10116
Written by Lee on Friday, 15th February 2008

A rail union in Lincoln will stage two 24-hour strikes in the next fortnight over the possible redundancy of a senior manager (link below.)

The RMT said a manager with 33 years experience is being made redundant rather than being offered another post.

Network Rail said they are exploring career options for the manager.

Managers will take over if the 50 signal workers go on strike on 23 February and 1 March.

Re: Lincoln Signal Workers Name Strike Dates - 5788/10159
Written by Lee on Sunday, 17th February 2008

More in the link below.

Re: Lincoln Signal Workers Name Strike Dates - 5788/10302
Written by Lee on Saturday, 23rd February 2008

The strike will go ahead - and the dispute could widen (links below.)

Re: Lincoln Signal Workers Name Strike Dates - 5788/10450
Written by Lee on Thursday, 28th February 2008

The second 24-hour strike by more than 50 RMT signallers in the Lincoln area will start at 22:00 on Tuesday night (links below.)

The stoppage has been moved from Saturday (March 1) to maximise its impact.

Re: Lincoln Signal Workers Name Strike Dates - 5788/10534
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 4th March 2008

From The Ticket Collector (link below) :

[quote="The Ticket Collector"]An apparently serious blunder by a Network Rail manager who worked a signal box during last Saturday

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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

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