Train passengers are facing disruption from two strike days this week, as members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walk out in a dispute over pay and conditions.

The strikes will take place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June, and will affect all train operators in the UK.

The RMT is demanding a pay rise of at least 7% for its members, as well as guarantees on job security and working conditions.

The union’s general secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “The strikes are a last resort. We have been forced into this position by the failure of the rail industry to come to a fair and reasonable settlement with our members.”

Train operators have said that they are offering a pay rise of 2.5%, which is in line with inflation. They have also said that they are committed to investing in the railways and creating new jobs.

However, the RMT has rejected these offers, saying that they are “derisory”.

The strikes are expected to cause widespread disruption, with many services cancelled or severely delayed. Passengers are advised to check their travel arrangements before they travel.

The strikes are also likely to have a knock-on effect on other forms of transport, such as buses and taxis.

The government has said that it is “deeply disappointed” by the strikes, and has urged the RMT to return to the negotiating table.

The strikes come at a time when the UK economy is already under pressure from the cost of living crisis.

The RMT is the latest union to take industrial action in recent months, following strikes by teachers, nurses, and civil servants.

The wave of strikes is a sign of the growing anger among workers over the rising cost of living and stagnant wages.

It remains to be seen how the strikes will be resolved, but they are likely to have a significant impact on the UK economy.

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