UK heading for biggest rail strike in more than 30 years

UK heading for biggest rail strike in more than 30 years

The movement, which comes after the failure of negotiations, will be held on Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th June. 50,000 employees must participate.

Sector unions confirmed on Saturday that the UK is preparing for its biggest rail strike in more than 30 years after negotiations over better wages and working conditions collapsed. “Despite the best efforts of our negotiators, no workable agreement was reachedRMT General Secretary Mick Lynch expressed regret at the end of several weeks of discussions.

He confirmed that the historic railway strike will take place on Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th June. 50,000 employees must participate. It is due to be bigger on Tuesday and will reach train lines across the country and the London Underground. Traffic will resume on Thursday and Saturday, but transport will be disrupted from Monday until Sunday. Network Rail, which runs the country’s rail infrastructure, provided a figure of only 20% of the service provided, with half of the network open, for three days of strikes.

Disruptions of several events are expected

According to Mick Lynch, the source of the conflict liesIn the Conservative government’s decision to cut £4 billion in subsidies from UK transport systemsIn particular, RMT claims that Network Rail plans to cut at least 2,500 maintenance jobs as part of a £2 billion (about €2.33 billion) savings scheme.

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Nobody wins during a strike‘, a spokesperson for the rail delivery group denounced, emphasizing the guarantee ofMaintain as many services as possible“.”But disruptions will be inevitable and some parts of the network will not work.He added, calling on users to consider other means of travel.

The strike risks disrupting many large-scale sporting and cultural events such as the Glastonbury Music Festival, the Rolling Stones concert in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday and final exams for some high school students.


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