We might by no means do something to jeopardise the security of the community, so let’s begin there – in order that was a garbage story that had no foundation in any reality.
However the actuality is, we have now been taking industrial motion since September. We had a spread of various industrial actions and this time was no totally different. We notified them two weeks prematurely, gave all of them the economic actions we have been going to take, and there’s one distinction on this level. We included a brand new one whereby we have now to provide 70 days’ discover, and so they then alleged on the final minute, regardless of the very fact we gave them two weeks’ discover, they dragged us all the way down to the fee on Saturday night time, we hammered out the main points and stated, we need to go to work on Monday morning as regular, we are going to run regular providers identical to … since Christmas, the weekend timetable with some enhanced working, and we have been ready to do this.
We signed an settlement with them on the Saturday night time, all of us thought, ‘You magnificence, it’s all good,’ and no. Sunday night time we obtained a telephone name saying ‘We need to drag you again into the fee, cancel your motion, we don’t suppose it could possibly work.’ We disputed that, had a dialog in entrance of the commissioner. We walked away and the fee stated, ‘We’ll hear you on Monday morning, the trains will run.’ We walked away glad.
I went to mattress on Sunday night time and wakened Monday morning like all people else and went, what the hell? Anyone had decided to tug the service. We’re as indignant and pissed off as all people else on the market right this moment.