Rail union strike timed to hit Adelaide Crows match against West Coast

 

News article: Rail union strike timed to hit Adelaide Crows match against West Coast

CROWS fans have criticised authorities for running trains from Port Adelaide into the city for the club’s match on Friday night, instead of areas where they say more Adelaide supporters live.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Let's hope there are no banana throwing incidents involving bananas to union members.

Rail union strike timed to hit Adelaide Crows match against West Coast

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  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Let's hope there are no banana throwing incidents involving bananas to union members.

Rail union strike timed to hit Adelaide Crows match against West Coast
bevans
Ban PR exercise by the union, I thought the era of having strikes impacting on major sporting events finished after the cluster failure during the Melbourne F1.  Throwing a strike just prior or during to a major sporting event only helps further erode the impression PT is not reliable or essential outside commuting hours.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Let's hope there are no banana throwing incidents involving bananas to union members.

Rail union strike timed to hit Adelaide Crows match against West Coast
Ban PR exercise by the union, I thought the era of having strikes impacting on major sporting events finished after the cluster failure during the Melbourne F1.  Throwing a strike just prior or during to a major sporting event only helps further erode the impression PT is not reliable or essential outside commuting hours.
RTT_Rules
Isn't that the intent? To cause a massive disruption so that you get what you want?
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Let's hope there are no banana throwing incidents involving bananas to union members.

Rail union strike timed to hit Adelaide Crows match against West Coast
Ban PR exercise by the union, I thought the era of having strikes impacting on major sporting events finished after the cluster failure during the Melbourne F1.  Throwing a strike just prior or during to a major sporting event only helps further erode the impression PT is not reliable or essential outside commuting hours.
RTT_Rules
Okay Mr Tony Abbott, was that a suggestion by your LNP donors or by your chief of staff.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

A strike targeting a major event is a great way to ensure that public support for anti-union legislation stays nice and high.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Seriously have we not learnt anything in the last 25 years?

30-40 years ago when a much larger chunk of the population was union members, yes you got some support from the public, although from my personal experience and observation back in the 80's would not be as favorable as the unions would lead you to believe ans probably contributed to the loss of ridership.

When the tram drivers parked their trams around Melbourne streets in the lead up to the F1, public support to privatise Melbourne's PT went sky high. If you look at the PT numbers in Melbourne during Kennents reign, they rose despite an increase in fares and decrease in some services. The main reason, it was reliable and with far fewer strikes.

In early 2006, Brisbane train drivers through a last minute strike in the morning, oh yeah there was so much public support (not) that they will never, I repeat never repeat that bit of BS again.

Mass disruption of your customers (the public) will never get public support, it didn't in the past and even less so today. There are other ways to deal with disagreements!
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Likely to be a good match but I favour Adelaide to win.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Who cares?
Unless you are a Crows or an Eagles supporter, no-one really cares what happens to a Crows v Eagles match Rolling Eyes
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Who cares?
Unless you are a Crows or an Eagles supporter, no-one really cares what happens to a Crows v Eagles match Rolling Eyes
xxxxlbear
Either that or you're hoping a certain team loses so you can climb higher on the ladder Cool
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Who cares?
Unless you are a Crows or an Eagles supporter, no-one really cares what happens to a Crows v Eagles match Rolling Eyes
Either that or you're hoping a certain team loses so you can climb higher on the ladder Cool
railblogger
Of course! Any assistance is greatly appreciated, even if it means certain other teams have to lose! Wink
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Pretty much, unless you have inherited millions of dollars, won the lottery, or always pursued to be a CEO, you need to thank unions.  They are the ones who made working conditions acceptable, it's not about the money, but about how a company can treat you.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Fair Work Australia has now forced tomorrow night's strike to be called off.

Who cares?
Unless you are a Crows or an Eagles supporter, no-one really cares what happens to a Crows v Eagles match Rolling Eyes
Either that or you're hoping a certain team loses so you can climb higher on the ladder Cool
Of course! Any assistance is greatly appreciated, even if it means certain other teams have to lose! Wink
xxxxlbear
Too chicken to travel outside of Victoria for a final?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Fair Work Australia has now forced tomorrow night's strike to be called off.
justapassenger
Do you have a link to this story?

Because ABC reports the Rail, Tram and Bus Union members have called it off
"Due to the progress which has been made with the State Government, our members have decided to lift the bans for tomorrow," union spokesman Darren Phillips said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/train-disruption-planned-for-two-days/7782676

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