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Union Boss Calls for General Strike If Truss Curbs Powers

  • RMT chief Lynch says Truss plan to spark ‘enormous response’
  • Truss, front-runner to be next UK leader, pledges tough action
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UK’s Summer of Strikes Spreads From Ports to Courts

The UK’s most high-profile trade union boss has called for a general strike if the government tries to curb union power as proposed by Liz Truss, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister.

Mick Lynch, general secretary of the rail, maritime, and transport (RMT) union, said Truss’s plan -- which would force a minimum level of service during walkouts and raise ballot thresholds to make it harder for strikes to happen -- would cause an “enormous response from the trade union movement.”