'There isn't the money and they're asking for too much!': Caller slams striking RMT staff

23 November 2022, 12:22 | Updated: 23 November 2022, 16:16

'It's ridiculous! There isn't the money and they're asking for too much.'

By Jeremiah Eiholzer

This caller tells Nick Ferrari that the public is "losing patience" with striking rail workers and accuses them of "holding the country to ransom."

Speaking to Nick Ferrari at Breakfast about RMT strikes set to paralyse the country over Christmas, she said that the salary demands the strikers are asking for are "extortionate" and the rail workers are already on "good money."

The caller expressed concern that with the other unions also electing to go on strike, it will now approach the "danger" of a general strike.

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The RMT has said that they have not had a real-time pay rise in 3 years and demand a pay rise to keep up with inflation and to combat the cost of living crisis.

The caller told Nick that the RMT was "ridiculous" as it is "holding the country hostage".

On RMT workers, she later added: "There isn't the money and they're asking for too much".

She concluded: "The whole country is struggling, but it's not just railway workers who are struggling."

The new rail strike dates have attracted criticism about their vicinity to Christmas and how the strikes might impact businesses and people looking to travel for the holidays.

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