SIR - Your picture last week of rail strikers ('Railway guards dispute no nearer a resolution') and their placard 'It's about safety' made me think that, actually, it should be the management who make safety decisions.

It's their responsibility, the buck stops with management if things go wrong.

In this case, operation of the doors by drivers is carried out already in many parts of the country without problem.

One must conclude that, for the striking staff, it's not a safety issue at all, but about protecting their currently cushy jobs - even though their jobs are guaranteed until 2025!

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