Stat of the day: 3.5m

The number of people carried by London Underground trains on an average working day.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
If you looked out of the window this morning and thought it was a bit grey, spare a thought for the people of London, who this morning have battled their way onto busses and trains that are even more over-crowded than usual in an effort to make it to work, after London Underground workers launched a 24-hour attack - sorry, strike. The action has prompted London mayor Boris Johnson to call for a change to the law, which would make striking illegal unless 50% of union members in a workplace take part in a ballot. Which is all well and good - but that's not going to act as much comfort to miserable commuters today...

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