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"Transport Secretary Grant Shapps responded to a suggestion from Jeremy Corbyn that pay was inadequate by saying: "The median salary for a train driver is £59,000, compared with £31,000 for a nurse and £21,000 for a care worker."

bbc.com/news/61840077

That seems to be directly proportionate to union membership and militancy in the sector.

Nurses and care workers clearly underpaid. They need more militant unions!

UKpol, RMT strike 

Obviously it's all govt propaganda. A lot of train drivers aren't even in RMT and are in their less militant union ASLEF (96% according to that article).

UKpol, RMT strike 

There's some interesting fact checking in that BBC article.

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@russss I think a lot of unions struggle with this. Especially in terms of new media.

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@russss "Network Rail plans to cut 2,500 maintenance jobs, the union says, as it tries to make £2bn of savings over the next two years." found in another article

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@kawaiipunk Nurses unions aren't nonmilitant or not widespread, it's just that they are legally barred from striking usually.

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@pettter I mean they don't go on strike very often right? Do you mean the RCN?

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