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bbc question time

BBC Question Time Takes A Curious Turn As RMT Is Compared To… The Dinosaurs

A clip of someone comparing the striking workers to dinosaurs went viral on ThursdayA bizarre exchange on BBC Question Time saw a woman in Thursday’s audience compare the extinct dinosaurs to the striking rail workers – leaving people “howling” on Twitter.Amid a fierce debate about whether the railway employees should be striking this week over their working conditions, job losses and pay, the unnamed audience member explained why she did […]

today24 June 2022

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

Mick lynch

Mick Lynch Clashes With Another Tory In Tense TV Debate, Winning Over More Fans

Mick Lynch went viral again for his appearance on ITV's PestonMick Lynch has impressed Twitter once again after his TV appearance last night where he came up against a Tory backbencher over this week’s walkouts.The general secretary for RMT Union has quickly developed a name for himself in the last week due to his scathing responses to fellow guests and journalists alike when pressed over the rail strikes.Addressing the RMT […]

today23 June 2022

conservative party

Tories Are Being Called Out For Blaming Labour For The Strikes… Despite 12 Years In Power

Transport secretary Grant Shapps with prime minister Boris Johnson on the Elizabeth lineTrain strikes have ground the country to a halt this week, but the government is trying to shift the blame onto Labour – despite the Conservatives being in Downing Street for more than a decade.The railway walkout means only 20% of services will be running on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week, with severe delays expected on the […]

today21 June 2022

daytime tv

Richard Madeley In Row With RMT Boss After Being Accused Of Coming Out With ‘Remarkable Twaddle’

Richard Madeley got caught up in a row with a rail union boss on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, after the RMT general secretary accused him of coming out with “the most remarkable twaddle” in an interview.Mick Lynch appeared on the ITV breakfast show to discuss this week’s rail strikes, which are taking place amid a dispute over pay, working hours and conditions. Richard opened the interview by asking if Lynch was […]

today21 June 2022 2

bbc newsnight

Mick Lynch Accuses Tories Of ‘Lies’ Over Rail Strike Negotiations

RMT boss Mick Lynch and minister Chris Philp clashed on BBC Newsnight last nightUnion boss Mike Lynch locked horns with a minister on BBC Newsnight on Monday, where he accused the government of lying over the rail strike negotiations.Lynch, who leads the RMT union, appeared on the show last night to explain why 40,000 railway workers are striking for three days this week, including today.The walkout is the largest seen […]

today21 June 2022 1

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