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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2022 5:30 am 
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Sussex wrote:
My understanding is that the lack of drivers is because they are refusing to do overtime, as they want an increase in salary higher than is being currently offered.

The reason they aren't being given a larger increase is because far fewer folks are using the train service.

But that's a bit different to what you said earlier :wink:

You made it sound like the trains weren't required because there are fewer passengers, but the reason they're being withdrawn is due to the staff shortages caused by the industrial action [-(


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2022 8:33 pm 
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You made it sound like the trains weren't required because there are fewer passengers, but the reason they're being withdrawn is due to the staff shortages caused by the industrial action [-(

Well it's kind of both.

The lack, or the reduced number, of punters is affecting the amount of money there is to fund a reasonable increase.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:06 pm 
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Transport minister here obviously feeling the pressure :-o

And she's the one ultimately responsible for the LEZ stuff etc :shock:

But, of course, it's all the men's fault :roll:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1534538820506554369


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:53 pm 
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But, of course, it's all the men's fault :roll:

Make a change from the English.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:42 am 
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No sign of any direct trade involvement, so maybe this is the best thread for this :?

But obviously a taxi involved in some way, and GMP appealing for taxi driver evidence in particular (as highlighted).

Man fighting for life after brawl sparked by 'dispute involving a taxi'

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... l-24264173

“There was a short scuffle and he fell onto the ground where he hit his head."

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A man is fighting for his life after extreme violence again returned to Bury town centre. He was punched by one person before a second kicked him, left, and then returned to film him as he lay bleeding.

The attack in Silver Street is believed to have been sparked following a dispute involving a taxi. The victim suffered a serious head injury and is in a critical condition. Detectives have launched an investigation after officers were alerted at 4am (June 18) to reports of a group of males and females fighting.

The man was punched and hit his head on the ground after falling, which was followed by another attacker kicking him, Greater Manchester Police said. On attending, officers found a man unconscious with head injuries and gave CPR. The victim, in his 30s was taken to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service where he remains.

One bartender who works near to where the attack happened said he saw a big brawl spill out onto the end of Silver Street, where it meets Bolton Street - opposite Wyldes pub. He said: “I saw a man who looked to be in his 30s involved in a big group fight. There was a short scuffle and he fell onto the ground where he hit his head. He was later taken away in an ambulance.

“I have heard that the man had bad head injuries.” A cordon remained in place until the early afternoon. A police van has remained at the scene since.

One Bury resident said: “I saw a police cordon here today and the whole end of Silver Street was closed off from this morning until the early afternoon. There were a couple of vans here so I think someone must have been badly injured.”

Another Bury local who witnessed the events believed the altercation happened following a dispute over a taxi where a vehicle was struck. He also corroborated the story of a large brawl spilling to the outside of HSBC Bank.

Detective Inspector Sam Taylor, of Bury CID, said: "On arrival the victim was unconscious, not breathing and bleeding heavily from a serious head wound to the back of the skull. Officers commenced CPR and NWAS attended within minutes.

"It appears the victim has had an altercation with a group of males and has been punched - he has then fallen and hit his head on the pavement, leaving him unconscious. A second male from the group then kicked the victim before walking off and returning to film the victim on the floor.

"We are following several lines of enquiries and will work to bring the perpetrators to justice. Somebody will have witnessed this attack or will know something, and they should call police on 0161 856 8213 quoting log 612 of June 18, 2022.

"We are particularly interested in any CCTV, mobile footage or dashcam footage, especially from taxi drivers.”


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