A train company in Wales has justified its price increase by announcing that the extra money will be used to buy pub lunches for its striking staff.
Member of its staff will be striking in the next few days as workers make their return from Christmas. But price rises have also been announced for the New Year.
Union boss Cledwyn Greypants told WalesOnCraic:
“Our boys are putting down tools next week and we thought it’d be nice to treat them to a pub lunch at Wetherspoons. They’ve got some really great offers on at the moment. People can moan that they won’t be able to get to work but let’s face it, they really don’t want to get back at all do they? Why are people so angry that we can’t get them to a job that they don’t want to go to in the first place?”
Commuter Sheila LargeCalves said:
“The last train I went on turned up 3 hours late, smelt of piss and was so overcrowded that I had to sit on the roof. Like those people in India.”