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24-hour rail and bus strike today will affect transport

Workers at railway operators are to stage another strike today in bitter disputes over the role of guards and driver-only operation of trains.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will strike for 24 hours on Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North on November 8.

The union said it had made "every single effort" to resolve the disputes, accusing the train operators of "suspending" normal industrial relations.