RMT Union members are continuing to picket outside Basingstoke train station as the railway worker’s strike enters its second day.

The strike has been called by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, with signallers, track workers, telecommunication workers, guards and many other railway workers striking.

Several members were picketing outside of Basingstoke train station this morning (Thursday, June 23).

The strike aims to achieve three goals.

Firstly, the union members are campaigning for no compulsory redundancies.

They are also hoping to bring attention to attacks on their terms and conditions.

Finally, the union is hoping for a cost of living pay rise, in line with the soaring inflation that is currently gripping the UK.

This is the largest industrial action of its kind in decades.

The strikes began earlier this week, on Tuesday, June 21, with a third strike currently planned for Saturday (June 25) if an agreement cannot be reached between the union and the government.

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