Rail strikes could “escalate” unless a settlement is reached for all workers in the industry, the RMT’s general secretary has warned.
Mick Lynch told Sky News that more train drivers might enter the dispute – and “other people are balloting in this industry too”.
When asked whether further strikes may take place, he said: “There’s plenty of time. We have to give two weeks’ notice of any industrial action. We’re going to take a pause next week and consider everything.”
It comes as a second day of walkouts across 13 train operators gets under way – with only a handful of services running up and down the country.
Commuters have also suffered knock-on effects on the days in between each strike, with the third and final day of industrial action set to take place on Saturday.
Mr Lynch was asked whether he was optimistic about an agreement being reached that would avoid walkouts happening this weekend.