SIPTU general secretary, Joe Cunningham, today gave a donation on behalf of his members to Mick Lynch, the leader of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) in a gesture of solidarity with striking rail workers in the UK. Presenting the cheque for €20,000 at the Imperial Hotel in Cork, Joe Cunningham congratulated Mick Lynch for the impressive manner with which he has articulated the demands of his members during their ongoing dispute and the views and frustration of working people in Britain over the soaring cost of living.  RMT have called four national strike days since 21st June and two more are planned for later this month. Mick Lynch is on a visit to Cork, his father’s home city and will attend a Cork City FC game in Turners Cross tonight.