"One in five trains is working" a workers' strike paralyzes Britain's trains

"One in five trains is working" a workers' strike paralyzes Britain's trains Labor strikes in the UK have paralyzed trains, with one in five running trains, due to strikes by workers over disputes with the government over wages and working conditions exacerbated by the cost of living.  Thousands of railway workers in Britain began a new round of strikes Thursday that has paralyzed trains across the country.  And the Associated Press reported that "only one in five trains" is currently operating in the United Kingdom due to strikes by workers following disputes with the government over wages and working conditions that have been exacerbated by the cost of living.  Further strikes on Friday and Saturday are expected to disrupt the London Underground network and bus service in the capital, the agency said.  Mick Lynch, president of the Railroad and Shipping Federation, said the government's "anti-union" agenda was prolonging labor conflict.  Lynch told the agency that rail workers, like other public sector employees in the UK, are struggling to deal with rising food and fuel prices.  Inflation in the United Kingdom exceeds 9 percent, and the central bank expects it to rise to 13 percent next autumn, coinciding with the rise in energy bills.  Earlier, the government said it was offering "fair wages" to railway workers, adding that it had to use public funding to protect railway workers' jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Labor strikes in the UK have paralyzed trains, with one in five running trains, due to strikes by workers over disputes with the government over wages and working conditions exacerbated by the cost of living.

Thousands of railway workers in Britain began a new round of strikes Thursday that has paralyzed trains across the country.

And the Associated Press reported that "only one in five trains" is currently operating in the United Kingdom due to strikes by workers following disputes with the government over wages and working conditions that have been exacerbated by the cost of living.

Further strikes on Friday and Saturday are expected to disrupt the London Underground network and bus service in the capital, the agency said.

Mick Lynch, president of the Railroad and Shipping Federation, said the government's "anti-union" agenda was prolonging labor conflict.

Lynch told the agency that rail workers, like other public sector employees in the UK, are struggling to deal with rising food and fuel prices.

Inflation in the United Kingdom exceeds 9 percent, and the central bank expects it to rise to 13 percent next autumn, coinciding with the rise in energy bills.

Earlier, the government said it was offering "fair wages" to railway workers, adding that it had to use public funding to protect railway workers' jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
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