19 Jun 2022

Transport chaos: week-long train and tube strikes set to go ahead

News Correspondent

The Transport Secretary has accused the rail unions of putting the future of the industry at risk – claiming their call for the Government to intervene in talks to avert next week’s strike action was simply a “stunt”.

But union leaders say they’ve been left with no choice but to stage their series of walkouts across the rail network – after employers refused to come up with a pay offer.

There seems little alternative, then, to a week of widespread disruption – as Minnie Stephenson reports.