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Old 21-06-2022, 13:24   #31
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

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Which two Labour front benchers?

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Kate Osborne, a parliamentary aide to shadow Northern Ireland secretary Peter Kyle, joined striking workers in Bromley,
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Navendu Mishra — an opposition whip — also posted a photograph alongside striking workers on Tuesday morning,
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...08ba6b54b30ea3

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Anas Sarwar, Diane Abbott and Zarah Sultana are the latest Labour leaders to join picket lines in solidarity with RMT union members
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

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Which two Labour front benchers?

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Here you go Mick.

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But Kate Osborne, a parliamentary aide to shadow Northern Ireland secretary Peter Kyle, joined striking workers in Bromley, south-east London, saying: “I’m a trade unionist, I will always stand on the side of the workers.”

Navendu Mishra — an opposition whip — also posted a photograph alongside striking workers on Tuesday morning, saying: “This treacherous government has underfunded & mismanaged our public transport network for more than a decade.
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Old 21-06-2022, 15:53   #33
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

Thanks Pip, Ben.

Britons tend to oppose the rail workers strikes taking place this week

All Britons
Support 37% / Oppose 45%

Con voters
Support 18% / Oppose 72%

Lab voters
Support 65% / Oppose 18%

Via YouGov.
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Old 21-06-2022, 16:49   #34
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

I know several people who will have to take unpaid leave this week as their trains ain't running.


My cousin is lucky as he would normally go 1st class (he's a snob, and his company pays for it), he will just drive to his work as he has a parking space and again his work pay all his costs etc.
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Old 21-06-2022, 17:02   #35
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

Every news outlet i have watched today has shown mick lynch to be an argumentative a hole, i would not negotiate with him.
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

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Every news outlet i have watched today has shown mick lynch to be an argumentative a hole, i would not negotiate with him.
This is quite interesting background on the RMT leadership.
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There may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Steve Hedley, the long-standing RMT Assistant General Secretary, has been eased out and several moderates elected to the executive committee. Mick Lynch, the general secretary who beat Hedley in the election to replace Mick Cash, is a moderate though his hand is often forced by the hardliners.

As one former employee says: “The union is permanently split between the hardliners, who want to overthrow the Government, and the moderates, known as the Broad Left, who want it to be a normal trade union representing its members. Fortunately, the moderates seem to be gaining ground.”

Moreover, the union itself is in a mess. The RMT has been riven by an internal dispute over the redundancy of one of its staff which forced the abandonment of its annual conference last year and its headquarters have been regularly picketed with activists refusing to work there, and calling those who do so “scabs”.
https://www.christianwolmar.co.uk/20...des-interests/
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

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Thanks Pip, Ben.

Britons tend to oppose the rail workers strikes taking place this week

All Britons
Support 37% / Oppose 45%

Con voters
Support 18% / Oppose 72%

Lab voters
Support 65% / Oppose 18%

Via YouGov.
That's a bit different to this one
https://twitter.com/SavantaComRes/st...77133352259584

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A majority of UK adults say that the rail strikes this week are 'justified'.

Justified - 58%
Unjustified - 34%
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

Everybody in the public sector and transport stepped up during the pandemic. They all deserve to be treated with respect when seeking to ensure that they can pay their way after the huge increases across the board for food,fuel and other daily expenses that the entire country is currently facing. Everyone who did what was asked of them during the past 2 years deserve that consideration irrespective of what industry they work for.
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

Angela Rayner goes head to head with Keir Starmer and fully backs union walk out

https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...t-rail-strikes
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Every news outlet i have watched today has shown mick lynch to be an argumentative a hole, i would not negotiate with him.
Well, when you're on £124K a year salary you can act like that if you want, maybe he could donate some of his mega bucks to the cause...
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Well, when you're on £124K a year salary you can act like that if you want, maybe he could donate some of his mega bucks to the cause...
With 83,000 members, I am sure that the £1.49 per member will go a long way
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Well, when you're on £124K a year salary you can act like that if you want, maybe he could donate some of his mega bucks to the cause...

His salary is £89,962, with Employers' NI contributions of £11,590 and pension contributions of £23,334....

Never understood why the right wing tabloids include Employers' NI Contribution - the employee doesn't benefit from these...
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Re: RMT announce Rail strikes are on for this week

Don't agree with his politics but I've found Mick Lynch a fantastic performer in the interviews I've seen.

He's unflustered, doesn't rise to baiting, doesn't get angry, seems to knows his facts and makes interviewers appear out of their depth by just doing the interviews very well.
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Never understood why the right wing tabloids include Employers' NI Contribution - the employee doesn't benefit from these...
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