Andy McDonald is MP for Middlesbrough

What has Andy McDonald been up to today?

Andy McDonald is MP for Middlesbrough and a member of the Labour party.

Andy McDonald has 51265 followers on Twitter.

What an odd thing to say!
So Grant has had block systems explained to him and the technological improvements that have been developing for years.
Congratulations..and your point is?
And what the hell has that got to do with the proper requests of the workforce?
Very strange.

Richard Clinnick @Clinnick1

Interesting quote from @grantshapps https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1542059391389765632

WOW. Watch to the end.

Terse exchange, after @johnmcdonnellMP probes cabinet secretary Simon Case on the PM trying to appoint Carrie as his chief of staff.

- "An investigation [into the PM] under the ministerial code can only be initiated by the PM."

- "Is he not keen?" ~AA

Instead of trying to resolve the rail dispute the Tories are using it as another excuse to attack trade unions my piece for @LabourList https://labourlist.org/2022/06/breaking-strikes-using-agency-workers-is-recklessly-gambling-with-public-safety/

In the pandemic year of 2020, these Roscos paid out a whopping £949 million in dividends. Angel paid an £822 million dividend to its Jersey-based parent company, Willow Topco Ltd.
https://bit.ly/3nnxedT

Allowing agency staff to replace striking workers undermines the right to strike and creates genuine safety risks for the public and workers. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/20/boris-johnson-plan-break-rail-strikes-agency-workers

BT Group made £1.3bn profit and paid over £700m to shareholders.

Royal Mail Group made over £750m profit and paid over £400m to shareholders.

We are not accepting them claiming a proper pay rise for staff if unaffordable
@DaveWardGS

Is it @LibDems policy to use the army to break strikes? Not very liberal or democratic! Our senior assistant general secretary Eddie Dempsey is right to say this would amount to “a war on workers.”

As ever Ministers brazenly saying things that are patently untrue safe in the knowledge that there will be those who will be deceived and who will believe and repeat it.
Straight out of the Trump playbook. https://twitter.com/peterstefanovi2/status/1540978468187422720

"This is for all workers.. this can't carry on. You cannot continue to talk about levelling up.. when all of the proposals these companies come forward with are actually levelling down the lives & living standards of working people. Its not acceptable" @DaveWardGS of the @CWUNews

. @RMTunion General Secretary Mick Lynch responds to claims made by @grantshapps about railway working practices:
"Grant Shapps is talking nonsense and is completely ignorant of how the railways work which is a major shortcoming for a Transport Secretary. 🧵

NEW: Opinium rail strike poll

- 70% support inflation-level pay rise
- 62% believe govt should intervene
- 70% against cuts to rail staff
- 84% say invest rail profits in maintaining staff
- 59% say workers right to strike if talks fail

Proud to join the @RMTunion picket line today at Middlesbrough station.
Very buoyant and determined mood amongst rail workers and friends from other sectors, all demanding a better deal for all working people.

We’re at a pivotal moment in the war being waged on working people.

Labour must wholeheartedly back the @RMTunion & all those taking action to protect their livelihoods. Otherwise how can we expect their backing in return?

My piece for @tribunemagazine. https://tribunemag.co.uk/2022/06/why-labour-should-back-the-rmt-strikes-rail

Labour's @AndyMcDonaldMP gets to the heart of the matter in @tribunemagazine arguing why Labour should back workers on strike for job security and fair pay.

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2022/06/why-labour-should-back-the-rmt-strikes-rail

This White Paper I published 2 years ago is still @UKLabour's blueprint for bringing our railways back into public ownership.

If this plan was implemented, the railway would work for passengers, staff & taxpayers, rather than profit.
https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/GB_Rail_Labour_Opposition_White_Paper.pdf https://twitter.com/We_OwnIt/status/1539561999629254656

We Own It @We_OwnIt

🚆 Mick Lynch is absolutely right. Rail privatisation has been a disaster for everybody except the shareholders whose pockets it has lined.

It's time to bring the WHOLE railway into public hands!

BT, Openreach, EE and Royal Mail Group members.

The hypocrisy is exposed.

Your job is to now deliver the biggest possible yes votes in the respective ballots.

Wales has a different approach when it comes to industrial relations.

Our social partnership model brings people around the table to discuss rather than argue. It finds solutions rather than creating division.

#RailStrikes

This White Paper I published 2 years ago is still @UKLabour's blueprint for bringing our railways back into public ownership.

If this plan was implemented, the railway would work for passengers, staff & taxpayers, rather than profit.
https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/GB_Rail_Labour_Opposition_White_Paper.pdf

We Own It @We_OwnIt

🚆 Mick Lynch is absolutely right. Rail privatisation has been a disaster for everybody except the shareholders whose pockets it has lined.

It's time to bring the WHOLE railway into public hands!

Workers need a pay rise.

The nonsense lines coming from Tories about a wage-price spiral expose their schemes to make working-class people pay for skyrocketing inflation.

Notice how they never talk about suppressing rates of profits or rent.

This is their class war in action. https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1539493591202013184

BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking

UK inflation hits 9.1% as prices continue to rise at their fastest rate for 40 years https://bbc.in/3xJiqeb

Workers need a pay rise.

The nonsense lines coming from Tories about a wage-price spiral expose their schemes to make working-class people pay for skyrocketing inflation.

Notice how they never talk about suppressing rates of profits or rent.

This is their class war in action.

BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking

UK inflation hits 9.1% as prices continue to rise at their fastest rate for 40 years https://bbc.in/3xJiqeb

Mick Lynch explains in well under a minute how workers aren’t causing inflation. Workers are getting pay cuts while billionaire wealth soars.

So refreshing to have someone talking sense on the tele.

Mick Lynch of the RMT says funding cuts made by a "government of billionaires" are to blame for rail strikes - accusing ministers of 'telling everyone else they've got to tighten their belts while they're raking it in'.

Live: https://trib.al/HNsrEac

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