Union presses Government for summit to end rail strikes ‘chaos’

The leader of the biggest rail workers’ union has called for a special summit to tackle the chaos in the industry amid escalating strikes. Passengers suffered fresh travel misery on Saturday as members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union walked out in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. The strike, on the day of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, followed a stoppage by train drivers on Friday which crippled services across England.