DSB-employees in the rebellion: 'I feel ridiculed and humiliated'

'Who do you think really are? Small kings, who may do with their subjects, what they want and have the desire to? We find no more! Enough is enough!' Thus,

DSB-employees in the rebellion: 'I feel ridiculed and humiliated'

'Who do you think really are? Small kings, who may do with their subjects, what they want and have the desire to? We find no more! Enough is enough!'

Thus, the write driver Troels Marches in an open letter to DSB's management. And he is not alone with the dissatisfaction that once again is the flare up in the DSB.

at the time Of writing has more than 240 shared the open letter, and in the commentary track hills up on the criticism.

the Dissatisfaction is due to the systems that were introduced after the employees 1. april - in addition, after prolonged battle between the Danish Jernbaneforbund and the DSB was transferred to the Danish Industry agreement.

There have been several problems with the systems, and it means, among other things, to togførerne not have access to view their vacation and time off.

And a solution? The 40-year-old Troels Marches gradually lost hope on. According to him, will management namely by apologizing. And postpone.

"We have reached there, where we again take the work home with me. There is no peace and quiet. Every time we meet in, there is a new e-mail with excuses and delays," he says and adds:

"I feel ridiculed and humiliated."

From the Danish Jernbaneforbund recognize you togførerens dissatisfaction. It is customary among the members.

"I understand the frustration. It is completely unacceptable. Quite simply," says president Henrik Horup.

He explains that the situation is far from unique with regard to the previous frictions in the DSB.

According to him, associated has continuously held meetings with the DSB's management, and that it had been told that the problem would be resolved in October.

But it is not the case.

Connected is now in contact with lawyers to find out what the next steps are.

"Now we will put the political focus on it. At associated we are also frustrated, for it has been a heavy and slow dance."

At DSB management is familiar with the frustration that has grown in recent years. And there is also the understanding that systemproblemerne only sharpens it, saith the kommunikationchef Niels-Otto Fisker.

"We have reported honestly and factually out that the technical problems are still here. We can do no other than to assure you that we are working hard to resolve them," he says, and continues:

"We are as annoyed and frustrated as the employees of the fact that it is in place."

He says that the problems should be resolved within ‘the next few weeks’. He will not, however, put a definite time on.

When it is resolved, he expects the cooperation will be better.

"I think first and foremost, that it is about to get rid of the stone in the shoe. Then it is the DSB, employees and fagorganisationernes shared responsibility to create a good cooperation and a good level of confidence again," he says, and concludes:

"The good trust requires that the basic things are in order."

And the basic things should be in order. Soon. Otherwise, Troels Marches cannot deny that he's dropping his job as a train conductor:

"If it gets by, I do not bother more. I have 33 years left on the labor market, and so I would rather do something else, if it continues like this in the DSB."

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 02:02

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