Mick Lynch.

FabioPorkpie

Well-known member
Disgusting how the media are just running the company lines while trying to pit railway workers against nurses. Pitting those standing up for themselves against eachother in a race to the bottom, while acting as nothing more than big company/Government mouthpieces.
I don’t know how Mick Lynch keeps his cool in the face of such transparent and coordinated bias and misrepresentation of the situation.
 

r00fie1

Well-known member
If it comes to a general strike - the media and politicians will attempt in every and any way to undermine him.
This Government see him as a threat and aim to destroy the RMT like they tried with the Miners.
But they cant shut the railways - like they did the pits.
Divide and rule is the order of the day.
This winter will see which Union leaders and politicians are principled and those who are the rats and liars.
 

Billyzin

Well-known member
Disgusting how the media are just running the company lines while trying to pit railway workers against nurses. Pitting those standing up for themselves against eachother in a race to the bottom, while acting as nothing more than big company/Government mouthpieces.
I don’t know how Mick Lynch keeps his cool in the face of such transparent and coordinated bias and misrepresentation of the situation.
The fact that he keeps his cool is the very thing they can't handle.
If only there were more like him.
 

Anton_Berg

Well-known member
What exactly are the strikers' demands. Without knowing I can't form an opinion (and feel a bit left out).
 

Duffman

Well-known member
They have been offered an 8% pay rise phased over 3 years. Just a reminder inflation is running at over 11%. However the pay offer comes with significant conditions including acceptance of unknown imposed significant redundancies and restructuring of roles and responsibilities. A real pig in a poke of a deal. The Union simply can’t accept that and have been promised constructive discussions with the rail company leaders. Sadly Mick Lynch has publicly and openly called the fact that 55 minutes before a meeting to look at improvements to the offer the lead negotiator on the opposite side rang him to say a Tory Minister had explicitly told the rail bosses they could not offer or negotiate a new offer. This is a political strike on the side of the government. It is the new Thatcher v the Miners and it is a deliberate attempt to crush representation for the working man. We should all keep involved and aware of this dispute and petition our MP’s to encourage the DoT to positively engage and support a solution. A lot is resting on Mick Lynch’s shoulders for a lot of people
 

ThatFragranceGuy

Well-known member
You can tell it's a big political point because it is constantly mentioned in parliament as they try to paint labour as against economy and growth
 

TeaCider

Well-known member
The Tories getting hit by the unions constantly with strikes all over the country, and they're still trying to blame it on Labour.

They've been in power for 12 years, it's all on them.

I just hope there aren't enough voters stupid enough to still believe the deflection.
 
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