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Bus drivers join UK railways strike

Date: January 28, 2023 Time: 00:35:39

Buses join railways in the second day of the UK strike. The members of the British railway, maritime and transport union who work for the railway company Network Rail and 14 other train operators in the United Kingdom, continue this Wednesday the forceful measure that they began on Tuesday, while they will do another 48 hours from this friday. The bus situation will particularly affect areas of south and west London, while those in charge of motorway control centers will also go on strike.

Some driving test takers in London, south-east and south-west England and Wales are also calling for a strike. These strikes have caused a crisis in the United Kingdom that has lasted for months, as these sectors are asking for a salary increase due to the sharp increase in inflation, which exceeds 10%, according to Efe.

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The railway sector is demanding a 7% wage increase, but the Network Rail company has only offered 5%. The general secretary of the trade union confederation (TUC), Paul Nowak, has called for an urgent meeting with the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, to overcome the crisis. In a letter to Rishi Sunak, reported by the media today, Nowak said public services are in crisis after years of underfunded and staff shortages.

“We can’t solve these problems without fair treatment for people on the front lines (of work). Every month, experienced employees resign and one in three public service employees is now taking steps to leave their professions or is leaving their professions. actively considering. This is simply untenable,” Nowak wrote in his letter.

“We cannot solve the personnel crisis in our schools, hospitals and other places if we do not solve the underlying causes”

“But we cannot solve the personnel crisis in our schools, hospitals and other places if we do not solve the underlying causes. This means speaking openly and constructively about improving public sector pay. But so far their ministers have refused to negotiate directly on wages with the unions,” he added.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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