A story from the “you couldn’t make it up” section.
Many of you may have heard about London Midland Railways having to cancel their services on Sunday because not enough drivers volunteered to do the Sunday shift
The reason? Staff used to get double time on a Sunday. And now they don’t. So no one wanted to do it. And who can blame them? After all we are continually told that without the incentive of giant bonuses bankers won’t want to come in Britain. So why would anyone want to give up their Sunday without some inducement?
Well Labour MP for Northampton North Sally Keeble has weighed into the argument. Apparently what needs to happen is:
“London Midland really needs to speak to its staff and to unions to get this situation resolved, because it is ridiculous.
“A review of Sunday working is now long overdue. It should be rostered into staff working hours so this situation doesn’t come up ever again.”
So there you have it. No more carrot, just stick.
This was spotted in the Morning Star
You can also check out the story in the Northampton Chronicle
Sally Keeble’s website