An example of Boxing Day working.
WER currently has 68 TOps, on a weekday there are 41
duties to be covered, which means you’ve got 27 on rest days, on leave, doing
their ATOR or away for other reasons. On
Saturday there are 35 duties and on Sunday 26.
This Boxing Day there will be 18 duties so roughly 1 in 4 TOps will be
working. If ASLEF hadn’t kicked up a
fuss in 2015 about half the TOps would be required to work 26th December as
it is not a Bank Holiday. Ho ho ho.