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Joeythelips

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Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: June 22, 2022, 01:48:52 PM »
So sick of politicians use spin and distraction in interviews (along with large sections of the media) instead of tackling issues at hand so it was very refreshing to hear Mick Lynch of RMT speak the truth to cut through all the BS. More of this please.
https://twitter.com/joepagnelli/status/1539299047567245312

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Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 02:14:30 PM »
Have watched a few of these. The guy is brilliant.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 02:20:03 PM »
Kay Burley tweeting she had him flustered when it was plain to see he was calm as you like.

The hero we need. Wish there was more. Has red up a few these past couple days

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 02:25:28 PM »
She was blatantly just trying to get him to say they were forcibly going to stop people going to work. Jesus you'd get more sense out of a small child than you would with her line of questioning.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2022, 02:32:21 PM »
She was blatantly just trying to get him to say they were forcibly going to stop people going to work. Jesus you'd get more sense out of a small child than you would with her line of questioning.

The media are using the divide a conquer technique of saying the Rail workers earn more than nurses, teachers etc etc and if morons buy into that without realising that they too are vastly underpaid then that tells you all you need about the power of the media in the UK.

More strikes in the offing with the postoffice workers, nurses and teachers due ballots shortly as the Gov offers them 3%...

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2022, 02:43:04 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 02:45:40 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 02:52:01 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

How?

We're talking about people here on the breadline, not increasing someones already large disposable income.

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Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2022, 03:40:26 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

Yes they may do. Who's peddling the line though? The MPs who voted to give themselves a payrise by any chance?

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Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2022, 03:42:42 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

Yes they may do. Who's peddling the line though? The MPs who voted to give themselves a payrise by any chance?

Itís an independent body that decides on politicians salaries I believe

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2022, 03:44:57 PM »
The problem with this strike from an ďopticsĒ point of view is train drivers earn £50k plus, median salary is £59k so RMT are framing it that itís about all the lower paid staff, cleaners etc. Thats why there isnít the same goodwill

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Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2022, 03:47:10 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

Yes they may do. Who's peddling the line though? The MPs who voted to give themselves a payrise by any chance?

Itís an independent body that decides on politicians salaries I believe

So it is. Post 2009 apparently. Ipsa.

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Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2022, 04:18:47 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

Yes they may do. Who's peddling the line though? The MPs who voted to give themselves a payrise by any chance?
It's not really a line. Wage Push Inflation is a thing. Pay workers more > increase price of goods and services to maintain your profitability due to wage increases > inflation rises > never-ending circle of wage increases chasing increasing inflation.

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2022, 04:25:49 PM »
I have ZERO time for the Tories but the line that "if people had been getting better wages over the last 10 years they wouldn't be striking" is a crock of shit too. People inevitably adjust their lifestyles to their income, so the inflation rate of 11% on a train driver on 54k versus if they were now on 64k living a 64 grand lifestyle, would still cause them to strike.