It was a high percentage of the vote that called for strike action.
Taken from the BBC article: The strike ballot of National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers saw 89% vote in favour of a strike and 11% against. Some 71% of RMT's 40,000 members voted. RMT workers at 13 train companies also voted in favour.
This should be changed to a national strike of all unions and everyone should down tools to let this shower of sh1t know we've had enough of them.
The papers you mention wouldn't do that, surely they will have too much on their hands with partygate, or will the threat of strikes detract from the PMs shindigs.Cue lots of stories appearing in the Tory propaganda machine (Sun,Express,Telegraph,Mail etc) in the coming days and weeks about how railway workers are paid a fortune already, or they are lazy, or they are unsafe, or that in order to give the railway industry a pay rise they’ll have to underfund the NHS or won’t be able to give nurses and doctors a pay rise etc etc
There will be stories about how Doctors couldn’t get to work because the trains weren’t running, or vital supplies didn’t get to a medical facility because of the trains not running, or a cat couldn’t be rescued from up a tree because the trains weren’t running. Comparisons of railway pay vs other industries and right wing commentators complaining ‘ how can it be right that a driver gets paid this but a nurse only gets this’ etc They’ll try and push the ‘we need to bring railway pay and conditions in line with other industries’ message and they’ll paint the narrative of needing to reduce railway terms and conditions rather than improve other industries pay etc. Race to the bottom mind games etc etc
Every trick they can, they’ll use to try and turn public opinion against those who go on strike.
Don’t fall for it, don’t be played.
Thatcher made sure that would never happen again and a big mortgage for most young people also prevents it.Great news. Wouldn't it be brilliant if we had other industries that were willing/able to stand up and be counted
The government have already started with how it will impact the ordinary man due to it being Glastonbury and the third NZ Test.
I think eventually there will beThe government have already started with how it will impact the ordinary man due to it being Glastonbury and the third NZ Test.
It is a pity we couldn't have a full national strike.