OPINION - The Leader podcast| Rail Strikes: What it would take to end them

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Rail Strikes: What it would take to end them (Andrew Milligan/PA). (PA Wire)
Rail Strikes: What it would take to end them (Andrew Milligan/PA). (PA Wire)

As London braces itself for an onslaught of industrial action across the transport network, what’s at stake, what is the Mayor doing — and will it continue for months?

We speak to transport journalist, and author of British Rail: A New History, Christian Wolmar who tells us:

  • The inside story of why negotiations are so hard

  • Why both the government and unions see strikes as an advantage to them

  • How TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan are frustrated at being stuck in the middle

  • How the current action hasn’t been seen since 1982

  • What it will take to end negotiations

  • Why you should expect more strikes through summer and into the winter

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You can read more analysis from Christian Wolmar at standard.co.uk, and follow our live blog for up-to-the-minute news on the rail and tube strikes.

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