Train drivers from 12 UK rail companies will go on strike at the end of November. According to the train drivers’ union, this “last resort” is in major dispute with employers.
The mechanics will stop working on November 26th. In recent months, train drivers have often called for higher wages, which they demand because of soaring inflation. “We regret that passengers will be inconvenienced for another day,” the union said in a statement.
Drivers who work for train services in and around London and companies that provide public transport between different parts of the UK will take part in the strike.
Rail passengers in Great Britain also suffered serious disruptions at the beginning of October. Due to strikes by railway employees, only one out of five trains ran according to schedule. About 40,000 RMT union members have laid off their jobs at British rail operator Network Rail.
The rail sector has been at the forefront of the wave of industrialization across Britain in recent months. The strikes come as workers in various industries face a massive increase in energy prices, high interest rates and soaring food costs.
For this reason, the nurses announced on Wednesday that they will strike before the end of the year. According to the union, this is the largest measure in its 106-year existence. It is not yet known exactly what the strikes will look like, but according to the union, emergency care will not be at risk.
Charity workers in the UK are also planning to strike over the rising cost of living. This is a two-week strike in December. According to the union, five hundred employees of an organization that helps the homeless will stop working.
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