Belfast Telegraph

Rail disruption worsens as pay row rumbles on

Strikes on UK railways spread this week as members of the RMT union prepared to stage more walkouts.

Drivers for Arriva Trains Wales held a 24-hour stoppage over pay and conditions, while union members at Northern Rail are striking for a maximum of 48 hours over Christmas and New Year pay. The strike action follows the latest Tube strike in the capital, which caused disruption on every line.