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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 06:47
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: France
Posts: 142
The RMT has all sorts of practices that are based on steam trains. We have the same in France. The early retirement (on a very good pension) is because one has to breath coal dust while shoveling and the smoke. Items like pay adjustments because you have to walk from a restroom to you 'place' of work.
Couple of years ago it came out that a French railway worker had been on leave for 4 yrs, on full pay, because they couldn't find a job at his level. So he just stayed home. The good conditions don't stop them striking, usually as a first move, rather than after negotiation.
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