Metro to do a qantas and shut down the fleet??

 
  Mikey127 Junior Train Controller

A caller to the rumour file on 3AW suggested metro are looking at doing a qantas and shutting down the fleet over the breakdown in the EBA.

A unionist on the Neil Mitchell program alleged Metro had spoken to the state government and him about doing this.

I don't think now that its out in the public it will get to this but it would cause mayham

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  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

What are you, a moron?

Bloody 3AW.....

What is the fact is that EBA negotiations have broken down between Metro and their fixit people.

http://www.metrotrains.com.au/news/2012/aug/20/potential-disruptions-tuesday

Which was yesterday by the way. I doubt highly that Metro will "do a QANTAS" simply because the dispute is with a union that forms a part of it's workforce. The QANTAS issue was more widespread, the factors here are different.
  Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream
Yeah, it was on channel 7 news last night...

Rumour has been doing the rounds of the drivers for some time
  Mikey127 Junior Train Controller

What are you, a moron? Bloody 3AW..... What is the fact is that EBA negotiations have broken down between Metro and their fixit people. http://www.metrotrains.com.au/news/2012/aug/20/potential-disruptions-tuesday Which was yesterday by the way. I doubt highly that Metro will "do a QANTAS" simply because the dispute is with a union that forms a part of it's workforce. The QANTAS issue was more widespread, the factors here are different.
"heisdeadjim"


There is no need for name calling just cause I'm reporting what I heard.

If you actually read my post I said that i can't see it happening but I was just reporting what I heard. So maybe next time before name calling read what i actually say
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

I did read what you said.

1/ You're a moron for listening to 3AW. Stop now.

2/ More than once you've used the lower case letter "i" instead of "I". That speaks volumes.

3/ You've also posted a stupid thread on the 4D when a very basic search would have provided the information you're seeking.

4/ If you'd read threads already posted, you would have got the answer to the asinine "question" in this thread.

Be thankful that so far I've only called you a moron.
  Mikey127 Junior Train Controller

I did read what you said. 1/ You're a moron for listening to 3AW. Stop now. 2/ More than once you've used the lower case letter "i" instead of "I". That speaks volumes. 3/ You've also posted a stupid thread on the 4D when a very basic search would have provided the information you're seeking. 4/ If you'd read threads already posted, you would have got the answer to the asinine "question" in this thread. Be thankful that so far I've only called you a moron.
"heisdeadjim"


Firstly your assuming it was my choice that I was listening to 3aw

Secondly whilst I have had an interest in trains for a while I am fairly new to this forum  and prob don't know how to find information as well as others.

thirdly the point of web forums is to discuss things in threads like this so hence why i started the thread.

Finally I mayb be a little slack on my grammar at times when I'm trying to post things quickly before the next call comes in in the call centre that I work in. Your obviously perfect so I apologise if I'm not perfect like you.

rather then name calling how about being constructive
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Pro tip. Post quality content and I won't have to.
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Pro tip. Post quality content and I won't have to.
"heisdeadjim"


Why cant you just reply with a 'constructive counter arguement'?

like 'There is no hint of that from where I stand', and just keep it at that.

Weather it is CH7, or 3AW, they are reputable news sources. Ok, they are not perfect, but I am sure they would both object to the slander thrown at them by some in this website are suggesting about these news organisations.


PRO FOR him airing such a 'rumor'
There NEEDS TO BE a chance to 'counter the rumor', and there is a need to nothing less than 'broadcast' the counter arguement to the people.

What can be a better counter action to the 3AW-rumor file, than to get counter reactions posted in a thread like this.

BAD TO BLOCK THIS
Vast quantities of people in this state do listen to both CH7 and 3AW, and will take what they say.  If such people 'DO NOT' get the chance to hear about 'counter agruements', then those people will continu to speak about them

No chance to hear 'counter arguements', this person has no chance whatsoever to air them to family and freinds etc. His/her family and freinds will only get 'The officially public statement, as expressed by ch7 or 3aw etc'.


TO CONCLUDE
Many in this website, including some moderators are going way over the top when they try and put a stop at these 're-broadcasting' of public rumors and the likes.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I read in The Age that both Metro and the unions do not want to do anything that will affect the public...maybe this might answer your question?
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Weather it is CH7, or 3AW, they are reputable news sources. Ok, they are not perfect, but I am sure they would both object to the slander thrown at them by some in this website are suggesting about these news organisations.
"tranzitjim"

3AW isn't reputable - it's a talkback radio station. Anyone can call up saying anything they like, and if the producer decides to let them on the air, then they can say whatever the hell the want. It's not like they do any fact checking!
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
Weather it is CH7, or 3AW, they are reputable news sources.
"tranzitjim"

Laughing
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
I never thought I'd see the day when tranzitjim pwned anyone  Laughing
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Hi there,

Suggest we do not call each other names.  Please either answer the initial poster or ignore thread.

IE  stop these rubbish posts or I will don my admin hat.



***  HINT ****


  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

I never thought I'd see the day when tranzitjim pwned anyone  Laughing
"drwaddles"


If "pwnt" means I've made people think who never used to do so, so be it. I am happy to serve.

However, in view of the below:

Hi there,

Suggest we do not call each other names.  Please either answer the initial poster or ignore thread.

IE  stop these rubbish posts or I will don my admin hat.



***  HINT ****

"dthead"


I shall refrain from dispensing further enlightenment.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Would Metro actually be allowed to do such a thing, or would their contract with the state government stop any such action?
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Utter bollocks, and a waste of server space.

Aside from a passive-aggressive ad in the Herald-Sun on Monday, stuff-all happened.

No wonder the site is decaying when drivel like this is not checked.
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

No wonder the site is decaying when drivel like this is not checked.
"Sir Thomas Bent"


If I may be so bold, thanks STB. Nicely explains why I responded the way I did.
  hot-axle-box Junior Train Controller

If  Metro shut down the system for a day, imagine all the passenger weighted minutes the government can fine them for ! Very Happy

Mulder would soil himself from the joy of it!
  Webslave Site Admin

Location: Altona, Melbourne
Utter bollocks, and a waste of server space. Aside from a passive-aggressive ad in the Herald-Sun on Monday, stuff-all happened. No wonder the site is decaying when drivel like this is not checked.
"Sir Thomas Bent"

Oh lordy-lordy, what animal sacrifice should the site doth make to fellate thee for being such a brave white knight?

Don't start believing your own hype.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

If  Metro shut down the system for a day, imagine all the passenger weighted minutes the government can fine them for ! Very Happy

Mulder would soil himself from the joy of it!
"hot-axle-box"


Ah but PWMs are only used when there are passengers waiting for a train that is late or doesn't arrive. If they tell people in advance not to show up does that mean there is nobody waiting, therefore no fines?
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
You meant placate, not fellate.

I don't think I'd want you anywhere near the gentleman's area, although if you associate dead animals with being a fellatrix, that's your thing.
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner

Pro tip. Post quality content and I won't have to.
"heisdeadjim"


Jimmy, did you take your bitchy pills today? Smile
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Yesterday.

Yes I did.

OMG BIG BAD METRO UNION NASTIES GONNA STRIKE PANIC111111!!!!!ELEVENTYONE!!!111
  Webslave Site Admin

Location: Altona, Melbourne
You meant placate, not fellate.
"Sir Thomas Bent"

No, I didn't.

Such a brave knight would no doubt deserve some token of appreciation from us ordinary townsfolk.

Placate would mean we intend for you to be less angry, and if that happened who would be left to enlighten us poor rubes as to the decay of railway websites in response to the justifiably hangable offence of reposting a rumour off a popular metro radio station and clearing positioning it as such??
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
In any case, it has been quite some time since we last had a big long strike.

I remember us having a few of them, in particular in the early 1990s.  One day we had all trams and trains out during the day, and I was stuck in the city with nothing to ride on all day long.

Met Trains, Trams and all Vline passenger and freight where on a stop work meeting that day.

Been a while since we had a big event like that.

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