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Nigel Lawson warns rail strikes could hit investment

Title
Nigel Lawson warns rail strikes could hit investment
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
5 Jul 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:01:32
Description
Elena Curti reports on a statement by Chancellor Nigel Lawson, directed towards the rail unions, that further strikes could jeopardise investment in the railways. He told TUC leaders that it would be hard to justify putting more taxpayers’ money into the industry if the disruption continued. Meanwhile, TUC General Secretary Norman Willis said Lawson was adopting bullying tactics which would make it harder for the two sides to resume negotiations.
Contributors
Nigel Lawson; Norman Willis; Elena Curti
Keywords
Trade unions; Government; Strikes; Labour disputes; Wages; British Rail; NUR; Finance; Cabinet ministers; Rail transport; Rail workers

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