Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says next week's planned rail strikes are "designed to inflict damage at the worst possible time". During a speech at a train depot in north London, the cabinet minister urges unions to call off the strikes, which if it goes ahead, will see thousands of workers walk out on 21, 23 and 25 June. .
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