VIDEO: Leicester commuters feel force of railway strikes

By Luke Williamson

Leicester rail users have been left facing delays or were forced into travelling a day earlier due to the railway strikes affecting the entire country.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is protesting against a proposed three per cent pay rise, instead hoping for a seven per cent increase on salaries, which is more in line with inflation.

Its members are also hoping for an improvement in the working conditions as well as improved job security from National Rail.

It is the biggest rail strike in 30 years after more than 40,000 walked out on Tuesday [JUN21] and Thursday [JUN23] while action yesterday [SAT,JUN25] was hoped to be avoided but went ahead across the country once again.

Luke Williamson headed down to Leicester train station to talk to commuters about their thoughts on the situation and how they have been affected in the past week.

Statistics gathered from IPSOS.

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