BRITS will be hit by even more train strikes as rail workers are set to walk out for four days this week.
Employees will be on strike from tomorrow in the long-running row over pay, job cuts and conditions.
Brits have been urged not to travel by train unless absolutely necessary during the strike days on January 3, 4, 6 and 7.
Last night The Sun revealed workers are at risk of losing their jobs because of the crippling walkouts.
Bosses may have to decide to shut up shop, with small firms caught up as “collateral damage” in long-running disputes.
Rail strikes are estimated to have cost the economy £600million so far.
Craig Beaumont, from the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “If these strikes escalate and we see co-ordination with Royal Mail and other strikes, we could see estimated economic damage grow from £600million into billions.
"This doesn’t hurt bigwigs in train companies or Royal Mail, it’s small businesses that are the collateral damage.
“Unions and ministers should make a resolution to find a landing zone. Otherwise small businesses will be left to pick up the tab and decide if their businesses are viable in 2023.”
Last week union leaders warned of coordinated strike action across several sectors.
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Leaders of health, rail, civil service, teaching and postal unions have been frustrated with ministers.
Britain was last month plagued by strikes from nurses, ambulance workers, Border Force staff, postal workers and train staff.
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