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Do you support the rail worker’s strike? Take part in our debate on the walkout that will cause travel chaos

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Rail workers across the UK are set to take part in strike action this week with commuters across England, Scotland and Wales expecting severe disruption.

There is still some hope that strike action can be avoided with last-minute talks between rail bosses and unions reportedly taking place. Staff are said to be unhappy over low pay and job losses across the industry.

But with planned action beginning on Tuesday, any hope of a resolution to avoid the strike is looking increasingly unlikely.

Some will support the decision while others will be against the move. So we’ve decided to ask our readers what they think about it.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail (NR) and 13 train operators will strike on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with only around one in five trains running and disruption to services on days following the action.

The RMT and Unite is also holding a 24-hour walkout on London Underground which will cause huge disruption to the Tube.

It’s the biggest walkout in the industry for more than 30 years and comes as efficiency savings are proposed on the railways, with fewer passengers travelling by train because of the pandemic, which has led to more people working from home.



Have your say by commenting at the bottom of our article.

Unions argue that many of their members worked throughout the virus crisis and were hailed as ‘Covid heroes’ but now face job cuts, changes to their working conditions and pay rises well below the rate of inflation following years of wage freezes.

To have your say comment in the comments section, by scrolling to the bottom of this article. Tell us whether you agree or disagree and we’ll feature your nominations in an article.

Do you support the strike or are you against it? Just pop your comment in our comments section by scrolling down to the bottom or clicking comments at the top of the article.

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