STRIKING across First Great Western services is due to go ahead this weekend after the latest talks broke down.

The RMT union has said that the walk-outs, which will take place from Saturday, August 19 and Monday, August 31, have come because of FGW's failure to guarantee jobs when new trains are introduced in 2017.

The strike will begin at midnight tonight, and continue over the bank holiday weekend through Monday.

In a statement on the First Great Western website, it said: "If the strike goes ahead, trains may be very busy and there will be limited food and drink services on-board. Last trains of the day are likely to leave significantly earlier than usual.

"We’ve put in place a few changes to ticket restrictions, to help you make your journey. But if you decide you don’t want to travel, you can change your booking or claim a full refund."

RMT union have said that FGW have failed to guarantee that jobs will be protected when it introduces new high-speed trains in 2017.

For more information on the strikes and how it could affect your travel plans, click here.