In a dire forecast, Kelvin MacKenzie says he expects the RMT to continue intermittent strike action until the next election.
A fiery clash ensued on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s State of the Nation between the ex-Sun editor and Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle over the fresh RMT walkout taking place in March.
London Underground workers will go on strike on March 15 as a row over pensions, job losses and contracts continues.
Speaking on GB News, MacKenzie warned we will see more RMT strikes, saying it will take a Labour government before they end.
Kelvin MacKenzie expects further rail misery for Brits
He said: “The printing unions were a nightmare, a total collection of rather overpaid thugs, they did phenomenally well over weak management.
“Eventually, they came across someone who was willing to stand up to them, Rupert Murdoch, they all lost their jobs. They won every battle up until then, and that was the end of that.
“This strike, I expect to go on until the next election when Labour get in, which I expect them to, then they’ll write the cheque.”
Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said the current system for rail workers “requires goodwill”, evidenced by a lack of a “proper roster”.
Kelvin MacKenzie hit back at the reply, saying: “Oh, come on!”
Around 100,000 civil servants with the Public and Commercial Services union are also planning to strike on Budget day in a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and pensions.
Tube drivers represented by the Aslef union have already announced a strike for the same day.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will never accept job losses, attacks on their pensions or changes to working conditions in order to pay for a funding cut which is the Government’s political decision.
Mick Lynch is backing further strikes
“Tube workers provide an essential service to the capital, making sure the city can keep moving and work long hours in demanding roles.
“In return they deserve decent pensions, job security and good working conditions and RMT will fight and tooth nail to make sure that’s what they get.”