Leeds train strikes recap as workers walk out for second day with huge disruption expected

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Passengers on their journeys

Annette Melia works in Leeds. She was supposed to start at 8.45 but says work are fine about it. She said: “I work four days a week so they’re pretty flexible. I’m hearing mixed things about the strikes. Some say it’s about money but others say it’s about the loss of jobs. I spend half my morning checking if the trains are running and then I get to the station and they’re late. At the end of the day, we’re paying customers.”

Simon, who did not want to give his surname, said: “I can’t support the strikes to be honest. Their working conditions are far better than what most people get. I also have to get a bus once I’m in Leeds so I’m struggling because of those strikes too. The thing is, inflation will eventually come down. So I think they’re asking for too much.”