UK Workers Go On Strike Over Low Wages

On Wednesday, employees from a range of industries, including civil officials, London Underground train drivers, doctors, and teachers, will strike in Britain in demand of pay increases.

At least 100,000 government employees, including border guards, are anticipated to walk out once more in protest of record high cost-of-living rises. In this respect, the British government has warned travelers about potential delays at border crossings.

London Underground employees, who are covered by the Aslef and RMT unions, will participate in the strikes, which will essentially halt operations for the city’s underground system. On Thursday, it will resume later than normal.

Wednesday will mark the third day of intern doctors’ protest calling for a 26% pay raise. The Guardian reports that tens of thousands of hospital appointments have been canceled as a result of the strikes.

All teachers who are members of the national education organization will go on strike on Wednesday and Thursday. Members of the British union for universities and schools will join them and go on strike for six days, excluding weekends.

The protests will occur the same day that Jeremy Hunt, the Treasury Secretary, releases the government’s new financial strategy.


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