Union baron Mick Lynch was today seen catching a cab after plunging Britain into disarray with the most major rail walkout in 30 years.
The RMT chief hopped into a taxi in central London, an indulgence not likely to be affordable to the swathes of Brits desperately attempting to get to work, after dominating the airwaves, in which he defended his union’s industrial action that has ground enormous places in the country to a standstill.
More than 50,000 members have walked out over demands for an 11 per cent pay rise as millions fought to get into work or were forced to work from home or unable to make money at all this week in the £100 million-plus hammer blow to the already creaking economy.
The UK has been forced into another de facto lockdown that could be the death knell for numerous small businesses who’ve already been struggling for the past two years due to the pandemic and were just getting back on their feet.
Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of Network Rail, said the walkouts were crushing for the country, declaring at an empty Waterloo that this was a wasteland and that it was the dimmest days of COVID, and he acknowledged it’s likely the rail strikes would go ahead on Thursday and Saturday but added he would do everything he could to try to turn that around.
And that the frustrations of million were reflected in an incident in east London when a commuter stood in front of a 123 bus between Ilford and Lordship Lane, Tottenham after it refused to stop for dozens waiting at a bus stop.
Witnesses said the angry man had been waiting for 30 minutes but bus after bus flew by. Commuters could be heard angrily chatting on their phones about the rail strikes with some of them swearing as the drama unfolded.
It was filmed by a bystander named David, believed to be an NHS worker, who said that since 6.30 am waiting for a bus, but the buses just passed by without stopping, and that his patients and co-workers were still waiting for him because of the rail strikes, yet they weren’t allowed to strike, and that his paycheck was worse than the ones that were striking.
Much of Britain has no passenger trains for the whole day, including most of Scotland and Wales, the whole of Cornwall and Dorset, and places such as Chester, Hull, Lincoln and Worcester cut off. If services are going ahead they will be restricted with no trains travelling after 6.30 pm this evening.
It seems as if the RMT couldn’t care less about the working classes of England, who need these vital services to get to work so that they can put food on the table in these unsettled times.
There’s a storm of mega proportions brewing in this country, and many people have just had enough, and soon the winter bills will arrive and I can see that in the coming months there will be some sort of civil unrest.
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And then you have this shameless man going to work by cab while denying thousands of their right to work.
We’ve had sluggish financial maturation over the last 12 years which has led to wage stagnation.
Wages are lower and as a result, all disposable income has dropped, and working people have had enough because they’ve been carrying the can for this government’s botched handling of the economy for far too long, through the austerity years and beyond, and now people are beginning to understand the reason and even worse.