火車罷工:鐵路工人的工資是多少?

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火車罷工:鐵路工人的工資是多少?

司機的工資是多少?

中位數是一個平均數字--如果你把所有司機按照工資的順序排成一排,那麼工資中位數就是排在中間的那個人的收入。

在關於罷工的辯論中使用火車司機的數字的麻煩在於,司機是由他們自己的工會Aslef代表的,該工會說英格蘭、蘇格蘭和威爾士96%的火車司機是其會員,其餘4%的司機大多數根本不是工會會員。

Aslef不會參加全國性的罷工,儘管他們有自己的行動在同一時間進行,大英吉利的司機在6月23日進行罷工。6月26日赫爾火車的罷工已被取消。Aslef也在對其他幾條線路的行動進行投票。

鐵路工人的工資中位數是44,000英鎊嗎?

我們問交通部他們是如何得出這個數字的,他們最初說他們從國家統計局獲取了四類工人的中位數,把它們加起來再除以四。

這不會產生一個中位數,交通部隨後聯繫說,他們實際上是從國家統計局得到的數字,這產生了一個真正的中位數(43,747英鎊),在這四個類別的每個人和第五個類別 - 鐵路和機車車輛建造者和維修者。他們是建造和維修發動機和車廂的人--工資中值為46,753英鎊。

RMT工會說,政府使用的數字太高了,因為它們包括火車司機,他們幾乎都由不同的工會代表,而不是像車站清潔工這樣的人,他們沒有被歸入官方數字的鐵路工人。


How much are drivers paid?

The median is an average figure - if you put all drivers in a row in order of their pay, the median wage would be what is earned by the person in the middle of the line.

The trouble with using the figure for train drivers in a debate about the strikes is that the drivers are represented by their own union, Aslef, which says that 96% of train drivers in England, Scotland and Wales are its members, and most of the remaining 4% are not union members at all.

Aslef will not be taking part in the national strike, although they have action of their own taking place at the same time, with drivers at Greater Anglia striking on 23 June. A strike on Hull Trains on 26 June has been cancelled. Aslef are also balloting for action on several other lines.

Is the median salary for rail workers £44,000?

We asked the Department for Transport how they had got to this figure and they initially said they had taken the median figures from the ONS for four categories of workers, added them up and divided by four:

This wouldn't have produced a median figure and the DfT subsequently got in touch to say they had actually got the figure from the ONS, which had produced a genuine median figure (£43,747) across everybody in those four categories and a fifth - rail and rolling stock builders and repairers. They are the people who build and repair engines and carriages - median salary £46,753.

The RMT union says the figures used by the government are too high because they include train drivers who are almost all represented by a different union and not people like station cleaners who are not categorised in official figures as rail workers.

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