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Problem with SE train doors

Title
Problem with SE train doors
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
24 Jan 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:04:06
Description
William Roncon reports that thousands of commuters are facing another nightmare journey home, after South Eastern train drivers refused to work on network trains. The move follows the discovery by engineers of safety faults on connecting doors inside the carriages. ASLEF has advised its members not to drive the trains until the fault is rectified. South Eastern managing director Richard Fearn is adamant passenger and staff safety isn’t at risk. That seems to cut little ice with ASLEF general secretary Lew Adams.
Contributors
William Roncon; Lew Adams; Richard Fearn
Keywords
Trade unions; Labour disputes; ASLEF; Commuting; Trains; Railway services; Transport safety; South Eastern (train company)

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