''No problem on the Tees in the north east. Volunteers, who are suitably qualified as boat skippers, are not allowed to use CRT workboat for clearance work in case they "damage the craft" despite being told that CRT volunteers can do anything and everything.''
''How these 'volunteers' can live with themselves is beyond me. I don't care how it is dressed up, this approach to waterways maintenance is doing workers out of a paid job!''
''It is redundancy / denial of new posts by stealth. Yesterday was lock assisting, which is not an issue from my point of view, because that has not been a mainstream paid BW / CaRT role for a long time. Today it's steering. Tomorrow it will be working the on board machinery, and so on.''