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Railroad union officials threaten to ruin Christmas with more devastating strikes that disrupt millions’ holiday travel plans

RAIL union leaders threaten to stage a devastating strike during the festive period, potentially ruining Christmas for millions.

This is after an estimated 2.5 million trips have been interrupted. Yesterday’s industrial action We saw 54,000 workers leave.

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Yesterday’s strike wreaked havoc on the rail networkCredit: Getty
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has warned of a possible Christmas strike if disputes over wages and working conditions are not resolved.

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RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has warned of a possible Christmas strike if disputes over wages and working conditions are not resolved.Credit: Getty
RMT assistant secretary Eddie Dempsey says union determined to win the fight

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RMT assistant secretary Eddie Dempsey says union determined to win the fightCredit: Getty

RMT Assistant Secretary Eddie Dempsey said: Affect Christmas.

“We have to get creative. We’re not going to let the cat out of the bag, but if we don’t see some movement in the next short period of time, we’ll reposition it,” reported The Sunday Mirror. I’m here.

General Secretary Mick Lynch added: We don’t want to go on strike until Christmas, but without reconciliation the strike will continue. “

Yesterday’s strike was particularly severe, with members of four unions refusing to work in a dispute over wages and working conditions.

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Only 11% of services are operational, and many areas are unserviced.

Strikes are also planned for October 5th and October 8th.

A strike next Saturday will shut down some 40,000 RMT members employed by Network Rail and 15 railway companies for 24 hours.

The government has accused the strikers of “punishing those who claim to support the union”.

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“We urge union bosses to reconsider this divisive action,” the spokesperson added.

RMT said yesterday that six high-paid railroad bosses will each receive a raise of more than £50,000 following the mini-budget.

Among them is Graham Sutherland, the company boss who runs several railroad companies, including Avanti West Coast.

RMT boss Mick Lynch (center) joins the striker on the London picket line

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RMT boss Mick Lynch (center) joins the striker on the London picket lineCredit: Getty
London's Waterloo station was nearly empty yesterday due to the strike.

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London’s Waterloo station was nearly empty yesterday due to the strike.Credit: Rex



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