Holidaymakers in the UK are expected to see disruption during the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with rail workers announcing they will walk out on strike in a dispute over pay.
Network Rail workers will hold a 24-hour strike from 17:00 on May 25th, bank holiday Monday.
It follows a decisive vote for action from RMT union members and will be the first UK-wide rail strike in 20 years.
Condemning the strike, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said Network Rail had made a “fair offer” to employees.
RMT said the main impact on passengers will be felt on Tuesday May 26th.
However, the action is expected to hit what is traditionally a busy Bank Holiday travel period for millions of rail users.
RMT members recently rejected a four-year deal worth £500 per worker this year, followed by three years of increases matching inflation as well as a no compulsory redundancy commitment to December 2016.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said Network Rail had left members “with no option but to move to a rolling programme of industrial action”.