At the beginning of this year, GTR finalised changes to the way they operate on their network – on many trains now the driver is in full control of the doors allowing the new role of on board supervisor (OBS) to spend more time with passengers.
I welcome the Aslef executive’s endorsement of the proposals GTR have negotiated to resolve the dispute. Negotiations have been concluded on pay, productivity and Driver Only Operation in a package that will now be put to a referendum of Aslef members.
Last week was National Baby Loss Awareness week and we marked the occasion in Parliament with a very well informed debate, and a number of events including some very moving testimonies from women who have lost children through stillbirth or in the early weeks after being born.
New research from British Gas has highlighted that having no heating or hot water would be the number one disaster for households this winter. Even so, many people in East Worthing and Shoreham have not taken action to ensure their homes are winter-ready.
MP takes bath is apparently hot news in Westminster! The real story was a conference I co-hosted at Westminster yesterday which brought together 20 MPs from over 15 countries to promote #mindfulness as one of the ways we can help tackle the epidemic of mental illness.
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