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cost of living crisis

What Does Inflation Have To Do With Rail Workers’ Salaries?

RMT secretary-general Mick Lynch on the picket lineThe stalemate between railway employers and workers continues this week, with neither side willing to give in over their idea of how much people should be paid.One of the primary arguments against increasing wages for striking rail workers is that it will lead to inflation, which is already at a 40-year high. But will it really?Here’s what you need to know.What are rail […]

today23 June 2022

Politics

Railway Strikes: How Long Will The Walkout Actually Last?

Railway strikes are set to rock the country this weekRailway strikes are set to bring the country to a standstill this week, but could actually affect the UK for much longer if unions decide to extend their protest.A dispute between railway unions and operators has culminated in the largest walkout the UK has seen for more than three decades.With little indication that either side are willing to compromise, some union […]

today20 June 2022

Politics

Minister Claims It’s Not Government Who Need To Act To Prevent Rail Strikes

Simon Clarke speaking to Sky News on Monday morningSimon Clarke dodged calls for the government to take a more active role in the negotiations between striking unions and railway companies on Monday.The chief secretary to the Treasury was speaking ahead of the three days of rail strikes this week, which is expected to be the largest walkout in 33 years with only 20% of UK services running.With the country encouraged […]

today20 June 2022 1

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