Network Rail signallers face three attacks which together make for our biggest battle since the national strike of 1994.
Firstly, there is Network Rail’s proposal to do away with detonators for T3 possessions, replacing them with warning boards. The company's pretext is the danger of injury caused by detonators, but everyone knows that the real reason is an attempt to save money.
Scrapping dets will put more onus on signallers. Because it also puts track workers in increased danger (no detonators means more Tebays), and because drivers and guards will still be expected to put down dets, this