More sectors to join industrial action later this month as workers demand a living wage that allows them to cope with surging inflation.

Railway workers across the UK have launched strikes, accusing the government of blocking rail operators from offering an acceptable proposal on job security, pay and working conditions.

Many workers find themselves unable to make ends meet as surging inflation and 10 years of stagnant wage growth batter them and their families.

Among the workers’ other concerns that were brought up over the months that this dispute has gone on are job security,

with threatened cuts to some maintenance teams that could in turn impact negatively the safety of the networks, their passengers, and the people working on them.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and 14 train operators are holding two 48-hour walkouts on Tuesday and Thursday,

while drivers in the Aslef union will strike on Thursday. Passengers are being warned of “significant disruptions” to their journeys, with only a limited number of trains running.