Transport Secretary Grant Shapes Brands Train strike is ‘big mistake’ because ‘nurses are paid less’

Secretary Transport Grant Shapes, when asked about the forthcoming train attacks in an Sky News interview, condemned the planned industrial operation as a “big mistake.” The MP criticized the RMT union’s decision to continue the train strike next week.

Thousands of railway workers will soon stop in Birmingham, the Midlands and the rest of the country as they go on their biggest strike in decades since Tuesday, June 21. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), Network Rail and 13 train operators will walk out for three days and ‘shut down’ the railway system, reducing passenger services for most of the week and Disruption will occur.

Strikes are set to take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the London Underground, along with almost all major lines across the UK. In an interview with Sky News on Sunday morning, June 19, Mr. Shepps slammed the strike decision, saying the railways were “not a bad industry.” Express Reported

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RMT, which has 40,000 members across the rail network, said its members were unhappy with the stagnant salary and proposed job losses. Union boss McLinch said any proposed increase in wages should reflect the high cost of living, while Johnny Weizmann, the West Midlands Railway’s director of customer experience, called the strike decision “extremely disappointing.”

In a Sky interview, Mr Shepps said the RMT had been “carrying a gun for the strike” since April and claimed it was “completely unnecessary”. He complained that unions were more interested in participating in TUC rallies than in negotiating strikes.

Only one train per hour is ready to run between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International Stations during the strike days.

Mr Sheppard said: “It’s hurting millions of people – from their A-level and GCSE students to those trying to get to hospitals, maybe even delayed operations for the corona virus. It is destructive. There is no way to treat it. Railways have no use for it.

The railways have £ 16 billion – ہے 600 per household in this country – in emergency funding to keep it afloat during the Corona virus. Done or had to lose his job.

“The taxpayer has played his part. The average salary of a train driver is £ 59,000, a nurse is £ 31,000.”

Sky News host Sophie Ridge responded: “You’re only choosing train drivers when there are so many people in the industry who are paid so little.”

And Mr. Sheppard replied: “Look, this is not a bad paying industry. The average salary in the industry is £ 44,000.” He warned that Britain was “now on the brink of a catastrophe that would be catastrophic for people across the country”.

The union will shut down the country’s railway network on June 21, 23 and 25. In a separate dispute over pensions and job cuts, London Underground RMT members will go on strike on June 21.

In Birmingham, the strike is expected to disrupt non-strike days next week, with services expected to be cut on Wednesday, June 22 and Friday, June 24. On strike days between 7.30am and 6.30pm, there is only one train per hour. There will be only one train per hour from Wolverhampton to Birmingham between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International Station.

Cross-city line services between Lechfield Trent Valley and Red Dutch Birmingham New Street will see two trains running in one hour. There will be no other trains on any other WMR route during the strike days – including all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill. You can read more about the reduced timetable here.

Birmingham New Street will be one of hundreds of railway stations across the country that will be hit hardest by the strike. Passengers traveling on New Street must be prepared for limited services – not just for three days but for the entire week, as well as participating in the West Midlands Train Workers Walkout.

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