Train strikes LIVE: M25 among motorways gridlocked as calls grow for Labour to apologise

Railway workers are striking this week after pay negotiations between union bosses and train operators turned sour.

Members of the RMT union are walking out for 24 hours over three days to cause chaos on Britain’s railways.

On Sunday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a Sky News interview that the rail sector is “not a badly paid industry”.

The average salary for train and tram drivers in 2021 was £59,189, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

That puts them well ahead of workers such as nurses, whose average salary is £31,093.

While the average salary for care workers and home care workers is £16,502.

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