Senior Labor MP John McDonnell says he supports general strike and criticism of Sir Keir Starmer for dismissal of junior minister after he got up on picket line during yesterday’s railroad strike.
Mr McDonnell, who was deputy leader under Jeremy Corbyn, Labor Party told Sky News should to be supporting in strikes like railroad workers call for pay rise in line with inflation.
He said Labor leader Sir Keir had “misinterpreted public mood”, without specific goals on which workers should pay and interrogate who advises him.
Steadfast Labor also said party should to be supporting strikes and there should to be general hit if not progress is made.
last time general strike took place was in 1926 and was the only one one be ever held in United Kingdom.
Mr McDonnell told Kay Burley to Sky News: “I support coordinated action, because if that results in decent pay rise for people who protect against in cost of life crisis, I think this is the most effective thing to do.
“But this is completely unnecessary, you only need government admit that you can’t expect people stand on one side when their wages were cut.”
He added that he “had never seen such a level of anger, but also this level of solidarity, wave after wave of trade unions.”
Simon Weller, Assistant general secretary of ASLEF union said they did not discuss coordinated action but predicted it would be a “summer of solidarity” of workers.
Mr McDonnell also said he supported Sam Tarry, who partnered with Deputy Labor Leader Angela Reiner after he was fired from junior transport minister job title on Wednesday after he appeared on picket line at Euston Station and said the workers should get paid rise in line with inflation, which set to rise up to more than 11%.
Labor Party says Mr Tarry has been sacked for does broadcast interviews, including with Sky News from the picket and is presumed to have been told that this was because he said it was “unacceptable to offer below inflationary wages go up” because that would real-terms pay cut for workers.
labor official position was to call for ministers and trade unions for negotiations terms. They have had also ministers said should not joint picket lines.
A little in in party it is believed that Mr. Tarry incited Sir Keir to fire him help his fight deselect battle.
chambers in The constituency of Terry in Ilford South voted unanimously for a full reselection, which means he will likely lose his seat.
Mr Tarry won east london location in 2019 in honor of local council leader Jas Atwal, who was also going to run suspended from party just before vote over accusations of inappropriate behaviour.
Mr. Atwal was subsequently acquitted after nearly year- a long internal investigation, but spoke of how it had a bad effect on him.