Posts Tagged ‘BW’

Breaking the Ice

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

British Waterways recently sent round a circular email advertising their winter moorings, with the advice that boaters, if unable to move due to the canal being frozen, would have to ask  their local patrol officer for permission to remain.

This prompted a FoI request regarding the numbers of craft with icebreaking capabilities in BW’s possession, and the  number of hours for which they were deployed in this capacity during the winter of 2010-2011

BW have now responded:

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Happy Christmas BW

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
A Christmas Present to British Waterways

A Christmas Present to British Waterways

BWB Contractors;
Happy Xmas. Thanks for all the thorns u left on the towpath from us cyclists.

Now, I know that lots of you will be disappointed, you were hoping for some thorns of you own. Well, don’t worry, these were only the thorns collected between the George and A36 by our Creative Correspondent, there are lots more between Bath and Bradford. Simply cycle along there and you’re sure to be lucky enough to get some home with you.

Stop the Bonus Payments to BW Directors

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

A petition here;

No bonuses for British Waterways directors

Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

British Waterways employees were denied a pay rise last year due to ‘lack of funds’. This year some staff were awarded a £200 PA rise and were told that there was no more money to offer.

It was recently announced that as there would be a 9 Million Pound defecit at the end of this financial year

The Directors of British Waterways will be paid lump sum bonuses of up to £15,000 this year. The Chief Executive (Robin Evans) will get a £15,000 payment on top of his annual wage of £222,000. Other Directors will all receive a £12,500 lump sum payment.

The bonuses equate to one third of the whole pay pot for 0.5% of BW staff compared to two thirds of the pot being shared between 99.5% of the staff.

The signatories of this petition believe that the government should intervene and stop these bonus payments and the money should be spent on waterway maintenance instead.

Labour Party Manifesto

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Has anyone had a chance to read the Labour Party Manifesto ? I’m told that there’s a commitment to make BW a mutually owned cooperative or somesuch. Can we buy shares?