– TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady
I understand the frustration felt by many commuters going back to work today.
At a time when real wages are falling and household budgets are being squeezed, rail travellers are being forced to endure yet another year of inflation-busting fare increases.
As well as having to shell out record amounts of money for their tickets, passengers also face the prospect of travelling on trains with fewer staff and having less access to ticket offices. They are being asked to pay much more for less.
Campaigners today urged an end to above-inflation rail fare rises amid widespread anger at continuing increases.