Tuesday, 28 March 2017

There is another RMT Union rail strike Saturday April 8 - union action is misguided and wrong

Once again the RMT have chosen to go on strike - I have very little sympathy with such a premature, misguided and unproductive withdrawal of labour. RMT leaders are not helping.
I have blogged about this strike before:
http://guyopperman.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/northern-rail-strike-on-monday.html

The Courant have reported this upcoming second strike here: http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/Another-24-hour-rail-strike-set-to-hit-Tyne-Valley-line-9dd517f5-2157-454e-aed4-d162bb7cdffd-ds

For those who are curious union boss Mr Cash allegedly earns £137,000 a year! This is double what an MP earns and almost what the Prime Minister does.
http://www.cityam.com/247330/cashing-rmt-boss-mick-cashs-telephone-number-salary-sparks

The key point is that Northern have really committed to the Tyne Valley Line and to the extra security on the line - this strike will affect the tyne valley commuters yet the same service is now better for Tyne Valley commuters. Utterly illogical. I am a strong supporter of unions but the RMT have got this strike way wrong.  

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