Realistic pay rates
Train drivers’ pay has increased from some £16,000 in 1997 to some £65,000 today.
Civil servants in the past five years have received a 1% pay rise with no pay progression, while those at the top of their scale received no pay rise. In addition, work has been downgraded to lower grades. As a result, the average pay in the civil service has fallen in the past five years.
In the same time, rail workers have received large rises with no increase in productivity.
Now is the time to bring in realistic pay rates, with London Underground trains changed to driverless trains.
John Berry, Ormskirk