Birmingham New Street station deserted as rail strike begins
As the RMT rail unit begins the first of three days of strike action this week, some Labour MPs have joined striking workers on the picket line to show support that has not been forthcoming from leader Sir Keir Starmer.
RMT union members nationwide are striking today in a dispute over job cuts, pay freezes and working conditions.
More than 50,000 rail workers are striking on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week causing havoc to transport across the country.
The Labour leader has failed to back the RMT in its strike action and actively told frontbench Labour MPs they should not be on picket lines.
\u201cThis treacherous government has underfunded & mismanaged our public transport network for more than a decade.\n\nAs a proud trade unionist, I stand with all workers on our railway network who are taking industrial action to fight for their jobs & keep passengers safe #RailStrikes\u201d