"The plan to close ticket and booking offices would be a travesty for disabled and elderly people who want to travel on the rail network."
"Workers and unions are leading the fight back!" - Mick Lynch gives a rallying call for this weekend’s major campaign for free trade unions conference.
"Our message to the public is we are sorry to inconvenience you, but we urge you to direct your anger and frustration at the government and railway employers during this latest phase of action."
Transport union RMT has slammed First South West for not settling the pay dispute with bus workers while parent company profits are soaring.
"We are at a turning point. We are at a moment when everything could change… when victories for union members can become victories for us all."
"The only thing that will be left out of that budget apart from the bankers' caps are anti-trade union laws they will bring in against us."
"They have treated our members appallingly and this strike action is the culmination of months of neglect and a strong response to the arrogance bosses have shown" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary
"RMT stands in solidarity with trade unionists and workers in all countries opposing war and wasteful, environmentally harmful, military spending."
"For the rail firms, it is like negotiating with a brick wall – and Grant Shapps is the mason who built it. To the public, this brick wall is invisible. And Grant Shapps would prefer that nobody knows it exists."
“Ministers regularly express their anger and commitment to tackle P&O Ferries... but nothing has been done to reverse these actions" - Mick Lynch, RMT