30 Jul 2022

Railways grind to a halt as 5,000 train drivers strike over pay

Another day of strikes on the railway, and another bitter war of words between unions, management and government ministers.

Today thousands of train drivers walked out for 24 hours in a dispute with seven train operating companies over pay and working conditions.

The battle for the leadership of the Conservative party also rolled on, though Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are united in calling for tougher rules on industrial action.