Rail strike: PM calls for ‘sensible compromise’ over pay to end dispute
BBC News says BORIS JOHNSON is to call for a “sensible compromise” on pay to end the largest rail strike in 30 years.
The prime minister is expected to say “too high demands” on wages will make it hard to halt rising inflation.
Thousands of staff at Network Rail and 13 rail operators walked out from midnight after last-ditch talks to avoid the strikes failed.
The RMT rail union accused the government of preventing employers from freely negotiating on pay.
Services across England, Wales and Scotland began to be affected on Monday evening, and just one in five trains are expected to run on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when workers are on strike.
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