The biggest rail strike in thirty years began on Tuesday in the United Kingdom. Nearly 40,000 workers did not take this job, posing a challenge to millions of passengers.
Due to the shutdown, trains did not run on many railway lines and metro stations. Thirty years ago, there were similar large protests, which ended with a wage increase of 8.8%.
“A few hundred, maybe 50-60 people just made millions of people in the city, which is an international metropolis. It doesn’t work well, it makes people uncomfortable, the kids can’t go to school. What if you were one of the guys said:” Is there an emergency? What if my wife is in labor and our baby is about to be born? You know, it doesn’t help anyone at all.”
“I think it is right that they are on strike. Everything is getting expensive and they are not getting paid enough, so I understand. I have heard from some railway workers that there are very few of them, and there is a lot of pressure on them,” said the lady.
The UK economy has recovered relatively quickly due to two years of forced respite caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the combined effects of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, inflation and trade problems after Brexit, could push the country into recession.
This is why British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under great pressure to ease high inflation, which is also affecting Britons. The strike could continue in the coming days. According to opinion polls, Britons are divided on the strike: 37% oppose and 43% support the protest.
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