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Lynch has been the face of the UK’s rail strikes (Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP) Journey chaos...
Mick Lynch
Lynch has been the face of the UK’s rail strikes (Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP)

Journey chaos will as soon as once more ensue, as National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) members strike again today (July 27) to protest situations, pay, and redundancies.

Britons have been warned to keep away from any pointless journey as widespread disruption is anticipated.

The motion comes only a month after the UK noticed the largest rail strikes in 30 years.

Union chief Mick Lynch has been the face of the strikes, negotiating behind the scenes and chatting with the media in regards to the motion they’re taking.

However who’s Mick Lynch, and what’s his wage?

Right here’s what you might want to know…

Who’s Mick Lynch?

Mick Lynch is a British commerce unionist who has served as the overall secretary of the RMT since Might 2021.

Mick Lynch
Mick is the overall secretary of the RMT (Image: PA)

The 60-year-old grew up within the Paddington space of London and left college on the age of 16 and certified as an electrician.

He started working in development and joined a union which led to him being blacklisted from the commerce, which he later obtained a big settlement for.

Unable to seek out work, in 1993 Lynch started working for Eurostar, and have become energetic within the RMT.

He served two phrases as assistant normal secretary of the RMT and two phrases on its govt earlier than being appointed appearing normal secretary in 2020 attributable to Mick Money experiencing unwell well being.

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Regardless of stepping down from the function, Lynch received an election and took the function on completely in 2021.

On this function, he has turn into a key determine within the present rail strikes with 1000’s of RMT members participating in deliberate strikes over jobs, pay, and situations.

What’s Mick Lynch’s wage?

There was some debate over how a lot Lynch is paid in his place.

It’s broadly reported that the commerce unionist is on a wage of £84,000.

Mick Lynch
There was some debate about Mick Lynch’s wage (Credit: PA)

Nonetheless, in an interview on TalkTV, it was alleged by Piers Morgan that he is paid greater than £124,000 – a determine that Lynch denied.

In keeping with The Sun, Lynch has reportedly earned £763,000 in wage and advantages since he joined the union in 2015.

What has Mick Lynch mentioned in regards to the rail strikes?

Lynch has been a outstanding determine on TV and radio throughout the strike motion, participating in a collection of interviews.

On the strike motion, Lynch has mentioned: ‘Our members will as soon as once more take to picket strains on this essential dispute over pensions, jobs and situations.

‘They’ve been messed round by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And so as to add insult to harm, they haven’t seen the element of this funding letter from Authorities.

‘Until there could be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental adjustments to working situations, then our strikes in August will go forward.’

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The RMT is at present set to strike on August 18 and 20.

Lynch has additionally accused rail corporations of failing to supply an improved deal after June’s three walk-outs.

He mentioned corporations are ‘ransacking’ phrases and situations, including: ‘RMT will proceed to barter in good religion however we won’t be bullied or cajoled by anybody. 

‘The federal government must cease their interference on this dispute so the rail employers can come to a negotiated settlement with us.’

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