The union claims it could be the largest strike in rail history, grinding services across the country to a halt.
Jo Sherman described how her mother is having to cut back on the specialist food she needs for her health condition, to pay her energy bills.
If you haven’t had a pay rise, we are the people that are going to help you get it.
In comparison, those in the private sector saw pay rises on average of eight per cent.
“Above-inflation pay rises won’t just ease financial hardship for employees in the NHS, schools, care, councils and police.
“The Government is determined to make work pay and in April we increased the National Living Wage to £9.50, the largest ever increase since its introduction in 2016.
Demonstrations also took place across Ireland, organised by the Cost of Living Coalition, inDublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo. »