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LONDON, June 22 (Xinhua) -- After last-ditch talks between unions and rail operators broke down here on Monday, the United Kingdom's (UK) National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to the country's biggest rail strikes in 30 years that are expected to cause massive disruptions to rail services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Only about 20 percent of passenger trains were scheduled to run after staff walked off the job at 12 midnight on Tuesday. The walkouts will continue on Thursday and Saturday this week, affecting millions of passengers.

More than 40,000 RMT union members, including guards, catering staff, signalers and track maintenance workers take part in the labor action.

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