Thousands of train drivers in the UK lay off work | Currently
A major 24-hour strike by train drivers in the UK. Earlier on Saturday, about 6,500 drivers had laid off their jobs. As a result, nine railway companies are barely operating at all. The network above ground in London was also affected by the strike.
The strike is part of a long-running struggle between unions, carriers and the government over wages, rolls and the possibility of layoffs. The first measures began in June and will continue indefinitely. Sabbath work is organized by the ASLEF Consortium. Similar strikes are planned by the RMT and TSSA unions next week.
Five railway companies, including Avanti West Coast and London Northwestern Railway, will not operate at all on Saturday. Other affected carriers only allow trains to operate intermittently. So it is very crowded on the trains which run on schedule.
The strike caused great inconvenience to train passengers on Saturday. Event visitors can also wet their chests. There are Premier League football matches in cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton, with many fans relying on the train.
On Saturday evening, Coldplay also gave a concert at Wembley, where a crowd of 90,000 people are expected. Usually, many visitors come to London Stadium by train.
NS employees will also soon retire en masse now that a collective labor agreement with labor unions has not been reached. These include relay strikes in certain areas and national rail shutdowns.
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