“I will miss his smile”: parent commuters tell of Southern strike misery

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”.

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.

Her MP, Chris Philp, responded:

ASLEF, the union on strike, claims most passengers are worried about safety:

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