Cowsham wrote:Train Drivers ! Choo choo.....or choo ching !
Very strong Trade Union working for those with a very responsible job, and only /just/ enough trained drivers to fill the required number of jobs (and a very high bar to get over to get into training position)
It's very common for TOCs & FOCs (Train / Freight Operating Companies) to poach drivers from their rivals through ever-higher pay offers - so job hopping is relatively common.
I'm told by someone in the industry that it's possible that the gravy train (sorry couldn't resist) for rail drivers may soon be ending because of the huge drop in rail travel PLUS the effective re-nationalisation of passenger services.