The London Subway is at a Standstill, Hundreds of Thousands of Britons are on Strike

The London Subway is at a Standstill, Hundreds of Thousands of Britons are on Strike

In the United Kingdom, hundreds of thousands of workers from various sectors again went on strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages. It would be one of the largest strikes since the start of the social unrest last year, write British media.

As a result, the London Underground has come to a complete standstill.

There will be a strike on Wednesday by, among others, teaching staff, doctors in training, civil servants, regional journalists at the BBC and the driving staff of the London Underground. The UK government is meeting today to discuss the budget, and many categories of staff are taking the opportunity to push their demands for higher wages.

There has been social unrest in the United Kingdom for months due to the high inflation that exceeds 10 percent.

Many schools in England will remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday. In Wales and Scotland, teaching staff are not on strike. However, all lines are closed on the London Underground. The disruption would last until Tuesday morning. British doctors’ assistants have been on strike since Monday, causing many consultations and operations to be postponed. This comes on top of the considerable backlog that had been incurred in previous actions by, among others, nursing and ambulance personnel.

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The willingness to strike is also high among civil servants on Wednesday. According to the largest civil servants union PCS, tens of thousands of civil servants have to rely on the food bank because they can no longer make ends meet. “It is a disgrace to the government that there is so much poverty in the public services,” their union leader Mark Serwotka told Sky News.

Another rally is scheduled for later Wednesday near Westminster, where British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt will present his budget to Parliament.

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