Amid rail strikes, mum faces a 180-mile journey to take her son to high school

The RMT union is on strike this week because it calls for larger wages and extra job safety.

However this strike will trigger chaos for a lot of, together with a mom who simply needs to take her son to his GCSE exams.

Marta Kotlarek’s son Jacob normally takes the practice to high school, however that will not be doable this week.

“They normally take the practice from Flint, which takes 20 minutes. We’re fortunate as a result of we now have a automotive. I fear about households who do not have vehicles.

“We reside in Holywell so it is a 60 mile spherical journey to high school.

“We additionally anticipate further visitors due to the strike. It is an added stress through the exams.

“I am fortunate to have a automotive, however what occurs to individuals who do not have a automotive?

“I do know the WJEC has processes if a baby misses an examination, however I fear about youngsters whose households do not have vehicles.”

Marta stated driving will even incur further prices as her youngsters normally use season tickets and gasoline costs have skyrocketed.

She stated: “I have never actually labored it out however it can price between £50 and £70.”

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