Rail strikes to continue, says Mick Lynch after 'positive meeting' with transport secretary
Guardian, 25 Nov 2022
Speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon the RMT union's general secretary said scheduled rail strikes would go ahead after what he said was a 'positive meeting' with the transport secretary, Mark Harper. 'If we called off the strikes, we'd never get a settlement,' said Lynch, adding: 'We did that two weeks ago ... we have not had a strike for seven weeks and nothing has happened.' The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union boss said talks were now moving in a more constructive direction because 'we've got rid of the bellicose nonsense that we used to have from Grant Shapps, his cohort, in his era and we are now starting to get a dialogue'
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