#information What subsequent, Strictly? BBC invites RMT baron Mick Lynch to appear on Have I Got News For You tomorrow #WorldNews
RMT union baron Mick Lynch is about to appear on the BBC‘s Have I Got News For You tomorrow evening, simply at some point after he ordered a strike that will ‘successfully shut down the railway community’ subsequent month.
The RMT general-secretary will be a part of the panel of the BBC comedy quiz present, alongside comic Roisin Conaty and actor Richard Ayoade who’s visitor presenting the episode.
Mr Lynch has been dubbed a ‘media star’ for his many straight-talking interviews on TV and radio, throughout which he has defended quite a few strikes which have crippled the UK’s railways and prompted widespread disruption to hundreds of thousands of individuals.
His look on Have I Got News For You comes simply at some point after the RMT introduced that 40,000 Network Rail employees and 15 prepare working firms will stage a walkout on October 8.
RMT Union boss Mick Lynch on the picket line outdoors London Euston in August
The new date – marking the third rail strike now deliberate in October – was set on Thursday as a part of an ongoing dispute over pay, jobs and situations.
Rail strikes are already deliberate by Aslef union members from 12 prepare firms on October 1 and 5, threatening recent journey chaos for passengers.
Which 15 prepare working firms will walkout on October 8?
As nicely as Network Rail, the 15 prepare working firms collaborating within the strike are:
Cross Country Trains
East Midlands Railway
Great Western Railway
South Western Railway
Avanti West Coast
West Midlands Trains
GTR (together with Gatwick Express)
RMT normal secretary Mick Lynch stated right now that it was encouraging that the brand new Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan had met the union.
‘We welcome this extra optimistic strategy from the federal government to have interaction with us as a primary step to discovering an appropriate settlement,’ he stated.
‘However, as no new provide has been tabled, our members haven’t any alternative however to proceed this strike motion.
‘We will proceed to negotiate in good religion, however the employers and authorities want to perceive our industrial marketing campaign will proceed for so long as it takes.’
A Network Rail spokesperson stated: ‘We have obtained notification of one other strike by the RMT on Saturday October 8, only one week after one other walkout it has co-ordinated with prepare drivers at Aslef.
‘This newest strike will once more imply very important disruption for passengers, and we’ll be asking individuals to solely journey if completely needed due to the diminished service that might be in place.
‘Full timetables for all upcoming strike days might be revealed in the end.’
As nicely as Network Rail, the 15 prepare working firms participating are: Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, Northern Trains, South Eastern, South Western Railway, Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and GTR (together with Gatwick Express).
The staged walkouts come on an enormous weekend for sport, with quite a few Premier League fixtures set for October 8, together with Man City v Southampton, Bournemouth v Leicester City and Chelsea v Wolverhampton.
The strike is one more blow for rail passengers, who had been getting ready to endure extra journey distress subsequent month after drivers within the Aslef union at 12 prepare operators agreed to stroll out on October 1 and 5.
Commuters watch for trains at London Liverpool Street station throughout strike motion on June 23
Empty platforms at King’s Cross railway station throughout a rail strike by RMT union members on August 20.
Runners hoping to get to London for the London Marathon on October 2 can even be impacted by the strikes as routes into and across the metropolis might be affected.
RMT members employed by contractors who clear Avanti West Coast trains will stroll out for twenty-four hours on Friday in a separate dispute over pay.
A deliberate strike by drivers on September 15 and 17 was known as off as a mark of respect following the Queen‘s loss of life.
RMT Union general-secretary Mr Lynch stated the walkout of rail staff through the official mourning interval was ‘suspended’ because it joins ‘the entire nation in paying its respects’.
He added: ‘We specific our deepest condolences to her household, pals and the nation’.
The transfer comes after a summer season of discontent as hundreds of staff throughout the rail, telecoms, authorized and postal sectors, staged walkouts amid disputes over pay and dealing situations.
Criminal barristers have staged indefinite strike motion over a dispute about Legal Aid charges, whereas postal staff additionally staged strikes with an extra 48-hour strike deliberate for later this month.