National rail strike on the cards

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  • I think it is widely acknowledged that the PM was responsible for fast tracking the vaccine and ensuring that it was distributed to our population first.

    Acknowledged by whom ? The government put some of the money up but even you can’t give Johnson credit for actually developing the vaccine.

  • You are clutching at straws , what a stilly thing to say sheer nonsense from your imagination again, the Government provided taxpayers money to pay for round the clock to fund 24/7 Scientific Researchers to produce a vaccine that would help fight the Virus.


    Which they did which was rolled at fast as possible across the UK , we were way ahead of the EU Nations who were still arguing about what should be done

  • Acknowledged by whom ? The government put some of the money up but even you can’t give Johnson credit for actually developing the vaccine.

    You wouldn’t give BJ credit for anything, Truebrit. You’d choke first.

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  • My gawd some of you folk are a mirror image of what the media spread. Don't you ever use you brain to actually critically think and see beyond the government and media manipulation bullshit. No wonder this county is so fucked it's full of brain dead......sheaple for want of a better word. I'd like to think once all the old farts pop their clogs things may improve but watching Question Time and listening to the many ages of the general public we truly are fucked. What a screwed up species we have become. The human race doesn't deserve to survive on this planet.


    There's good reason for these strikes and I hope the teachers and nurses follow suit. It's just a shame there are no unions for the many other trades and areas of employment. Currently the majority of the working class are having the piss taken out of them. Paid slavery is what it's basically like for the majority. And as for the elderly that have worked all their life and paid their taxes they are thrown on the compost heap when it comes to pensions, bus passes, TV licence and the rest of it.

  • There is no need whatsoever for the strikes, Norra.


    All the unions have to do is accept the modernisation of 1919 practices and let people who want voluntary redundancy to leave and they have achieved an elegant solution. A pay rise along the lines they are demanding and lower fares for the public, which in turn brings more of the public back to the railways.


    How exactly is that bad for the workforce? Far from being brain dead, some of us can see how this dispute can be resolved for everyone’s benefit.

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  • Some of us remember back in the 60's 70's and 80's when Unions refused to allow modernization better more efficient machines, Spanish Practices, overmanning, we could not compete with cheaper imports , factories closed , jobs lost hand over fist

  • Some of us remember back in the 60's 70's and 80's when Unions refused to allow modernization better more efficient machines, Spanish Practices, overmanning, we could not compete with cheaper imports , factories closed , jobs lost hand over fist

    The RMT mindset is set in those days. They just refuse to change.

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  • Yes Dinosaurs I remember Red Robbo he basically handed UK Car Manufacturing to the far East on a plate , plus of course bad management producing crap cars that were out of date

  • If we want to have a high wage, high skilled economy, the trade unions need to modernise themselves, adjust how they work and think, and start being more constructive in terms of the workers they represent.


    Their Luddite approach to the modernisation of industry will only end up killing off their respective sectors in favour of other countries.

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  • Exactly I will keep it short that is what happened to my Dads Trade he worked in the Cotton Mills the looms in his Mill were made in the 1930's slow cumbersome and were limited in what type of cloth they could weave and width, they had been struggle to stay in business since the early 40's.


    The owners wanted to being in new looms made in Switzerland they were light years ahead , faster,and more efficient the Union said no they were Luddites frightened of change , not so overseas new mills new up to date looms.


    They wove the same cotton goods as my Dads Mill and many others but even with shipping cost on top of their lower production cost to the UK their cotton goods were much cheaper, the Mills started to close many thousands were made redundant, as were many who worked to supply the Mills with spare parts.


    Time Lynch and far left mates woke up to what will happen to them unless they embrace changes , the Rail Companies are offering to retrain existing staff, they are not going down the road of Compulsory Redundancies but voluntary, it is not as if they are badly paid the more skilled you have learn the more you earn

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