Imagine the scenario: you are at work and a passenger assaults you after you have tried to stop them abusing another passenger. On leaving the station, the assailant verbally informs booking office staff that he has been assaulted, then disappears never to be seen or heard from again. Some hours later you finish your duty and get back to your station.
Guess what happens next? If you came up with "the guard gets the sack", then you must have a management as unconcerned with justice and due process as ours at Central Trains.
On appeal, the guard was reinstated to a lower grade away from his home station.
Thankfully, his workmates understand the meaning of the word 'fairness' and will not be content until he is back in his old job. The result of the ballot for industrial action to achieve that was a resounding ‘Yes’.