Leaders of the rail unions said they "want support" from Labour MPs on the picket line when they announced a 24-hour strike across the country next month
to coincide with the party's fall conference. Thousands of members of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA)
who work for Network Rail and nine other train companies will go on strike from 12 p.m. on Monday, September 26, until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27.
This is part of a long-running dispute over pay, jobs, and working conditions. It will cause more problems on Britain's railways.
Manuel Cortes, the leader of the TSSA union, said that he would be on the picket line in Liverpool, where Labour's September conference would be held, and
he asked people to join him. The Labour conference starts on Sunday, September 25, but people travelling from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester,
Birmingham, and London to Liverpool on Monday, September 26, could be affected by strikes on the Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express lines,
which serve Liverpool. The TSSA, which is part of the Labour party, wants the government and Grant Shapps, who is in charge of transport,
to let the train operating companies go back to the table to talk again. Before, the union turned down an offer of a 2% pay raise, which it said was "insulting."
Shapps is to blame for the current standoff, and passengers are paying a high price for his incompetence and stubbornness.