Christmas rail strikes still on, says Mick Lynch after meeting minister

‘Until we get tangible outcome, action will be on,’ says RMT leader after talks with transport secretaryUK politics live – latest news updatesThe RMT’s Mick Lynch said that rail strikes planned around Christmas would still go ahead but added that the union had “started a dialogue” after a first meeting with the new transport secretary, Mark Harper.The Rail, Maritime and Transport union general secretary said he did not expect the secretary of state “to be at the table” but had been promised a “constructive” letter setting out his position – and said Harper had “got rid of the bellicose nonsense” from one of his predecessors, Grant Shapps. Continue reading...

Christmas rail strikes still on, says Mick Lynch after meeting minister

‘Until we get tangible outcome, action will be on,’ says RMT leader after talks with transport secretary

The RMT’s Mick Lynch said that rail strikes planned around Christmas would still go ahead but added that the union had “started a dialogue” after a first meeting with the new transport secretary, Mark Harper.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union general secretary said he did not expect the secretary of state “to be at the table” but had been promised a “constructive” letter setting out his position – and said Harper had “got rid of the bellicose nonsense” from one of his predecessors, Grant Shapps.

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