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Mick Lynch takes down Each day Mail reporter with sometimes cool response to ‘Mick Grinch’ nickname

When asserting the contemporary spherical of strikes yesterday in entrance of the media, a Each day Mail reporter requested Mick Lynch if he’s happy with being often called ‘Mick Grinch.’

In his typical blunt trend, the RMT chief coolly replied: “I count on that from your self. That’s the type of high quality journalism I’ve come to count on out of your explicit darkish nook of Fleet Avenue.”

He went on to say: “I’m not the Grinch, I’m a commerce union official, and I’m decided to get a deal.”

The clip quickly went viral on social media, with folks sharing their solidarity and admiration for the union boss.

“Mick is such class. They hold attempting to take him down with their nonsense, and he simply bats it straight again, with out skipping a beat,” one Twitter user posted.

“Nicely mentioned Mick Lynch. What a unbelievable union boss. He’s fairly proper concerning the pernicious Each day Mail. Horrible rag owned by non dom ‘Lord’ Rothermere!” someone said.

Another replied: “Completely love that man Mick,”

The RMT union has introduced a sequence of winter strikes, together with two 48-hour strikes in mid-December and two extra within the new yr.

Hundreds of members of the RMT working for Community Rail and 14 practice working corporations will strike on 13 – 14 and 16 -17 December. The extra strikes within the new yr will happen on 3 -4 and 6 – 7 January.

The union has additionally introduced there might be an extra time ban over the Christmas interval, from 18 December to 2 January.

The commercial motion was known as after talks with the Rail Supply Group, which represents the Practice Working Firms, broke down. RMT says operators have refused to make their “promised written proposals” within the ongoing dispute over jobs, pay and circumstances. Mick Lynch has accused the federal government of “straight interfering” in negotiations.

The announcement of a contemporary wave of rail strikes come as 1,000 members of Unite working the bus firm Abellio in London walked out. Additional strikes involving bus drivers are attributable to happen on November 25 and 26, and December 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. Unite says Abellio had did not “enter into significant pay talks.”

Predictably, the anti- commerce union right-wing press haven’t held again in publishing derogatory ‘Mick Grinch’ tales.

‘Mick Grinch: Militant union boss Mick Lynch wreaks havoc with crippling practice strikes throughout Christmas and New Yr,’ wrote The Sun, alongside a picture of the union boss resembling the Grinch.

Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead is a contributing editor to Left Foot Ahead

Picture credit score: Twitter screen grab

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