Parents hit by the Southern Rail strike have taken to social media in frustration as they face more days of transport misery.
One parent, named as Jim, said he is facing the prospect of missing quality time with son Zac in the evenings, and will “miss his smile” because “of your strike”.
— JimBob (@JungleJimBob) December 13, 2016
And The Sun reported that one mother was forced to walk her son to school in the dark because she worried she would lose her job if she didn’t change travel plans around the strike.
— lance standing (@LanceStanding) December 13, 2016
Her MP, Chris Philp, responded:
This is heartbreaking. Stories like this show exactly why the unions must stop this pointless strike – https://t.co/bY7ekWFZCI
— Chris Philp (@chrisphilp_mp) December 13, 2016
ASLEF, the union on strike, claims most passengers are worried about safety:
We're standing up for a safer and better railway for passengers and staff pic.twitter.com/jOKq7oZ3fY
— ASLEF (@ASLEFunion) December 13, 2016