Just one in 10 adults suppose rail staff deserve pay rises, ballot reveals
Barely one grownup in ten thinks rail staff deserve pay rises bigger than different frontline public sector workers, in response to a ballot.
The findings demolish claims by union barons that the general public backs their strikes and final evening the Authorities accused them of ‘cynicism’.
The ballot of two,000 adults discovered solely 12 per cent consider rail workers ought to get a much bigger pay enhance than NHS staff or lecturers.
The previous got an increase of three per cent final 12 months and are anticipated to be supplied 3 to 4 per cent this 12 months. However the militant RMT union this week rejected a wage rise supply from state-owned Network Rail of 8 per cent over this 12 months and subsequent.
RMT boss Mick Lynch stated yesterday the general public are ‘proper behind us’
Together with money bonuses, the package deal is price 13 per cent for the lowest-paid staff over the 2 years and 10 per cent for these on greater salaries.
The ballot by the consultancy Yonder discovered 72 per cent of adults consider it’s cheap to modernise the railways in change for pay will increase – one thing resisted by unions.
The ballot of two,000 adults discovered solely 12 per cent consider rail workers ought to get a much bigger pay enhance than NHS staff or lecturers
However regardless of the findings, RMT boss Mick Lynch stated yesterday the general public are ‘proper behind us’.
Figures present a fifth of practice and tram drivers earn £70,000 or extra. Their common final 12 months was £59,189, in contrast with the UK median of £26,000. It is usually excess of the common £17,000 for care staff, £31,000 for nurses and £37,000 for lecturers.
A Authorities supply stated: ‘The breathtaking cynicism of Mick Lynch and his hard-Left lieutenants is obvious. A great pay supply has been tabled by Community Rail and assurances on job safety made, and nonetheless he carries on along with his strikes.’
Aslef, the practice drivers’ union, this week introduced walkouts on strains operated by eight practice corporations on July 30. Drivers on Higher Anglia may even strike on July 23 and people on Hull Trains will stroll out immediately and on July 23.
The RMT has introduced three 24-hour walkouts by workers for Community Rail and 14 practice corporations on July 27 and August 18 and 20.