雖然預計今天上午會有兩組會談，但鐵路海運和運輸工人工會（RMT）表示，如果成員沒有得到一個合意的協議，它將 "加強 "其罷工運動。
While two sets of talks are expected first thing this morning, the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union has said it will "intensify" its strike campaign if members don't get an agreeable deal.
The last trains between many major cities are expected to depart over the course of the afternoon, before more than 40,000 rail workers walk out over job cuts, pay and conditions on Tuesday.
"Many rail staff who will be hit hardest - such as caterers and cleaners - are on low and average earnings. It's insulting to ask them to take yet another real-terms pay cut when rail companies took £500 million in profits during the pandemic," she said.
"Ultimately we do want to give our people a pay increase... but we have to get on with reform, and that helps us deliver the next phase of giving people a pay rise."