More NHS staff to strike as Rishi Sunak confirms use of private healthcare – as it happened

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Lynch says in areas where the Department for Transport has not had the final say, the RMT has beeen able to negotiate acceptable pay deals.

He claims the DfT is following an obstructive strategy that was put in place when Grant Shapps was transport secretary.

Why would you, if you’re seeking a solution to a serious industrial dispute that’s high profile, would you wait until a Sunday afternoon at four o’clock to put nine clauses into the document which weren’t in the previous version?

It’s daft. To me, it’s sabotage. They wanted these strikes to go ahead …

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