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RMT leader: Rail dispute is ‘stuck in a deadlock’

A bitter industrial dispute which is disrupting train services is “stuck in a deadlock”, according to the boss of the trade union involved.Mick Lynch, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, told the PA news agency that the latest offer aimed at stopping the strikes is “underfunded”.Up to three in five train services were cancelled on Thursday as a wave of industrial action spreads across the country.Teachers in England and university staff are also on strike in a continuation of a walkout on Wednesday.Members of the RMT at 14 train operating companies are striking on Thursday in a long-running row over pay, jobs and conditions.
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