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Mike Lynch says government is ‘negatively influencing’ negotiations over rail strikes

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Mike Lynch says government is ‘negatively influencing’ negotiations over rail strikes

Mike Lynch from the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), stated this morning (Thursday 23 June) government was stopping a deal to be struck between the union and the railway networks.

He added: “if we were dealing with the companies, of their own volition, we would have had a deal on these issues quite a long time ago, but the government’s hand is in this.”

Rail strikes are continuing today after rail workers voted to stage walkouts in a row over jobs, pay and conditions.

Talks were held on Wednesday 22 June between the union and industry bosses in a bid to break the deadlock but without success.

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