In Great Britain, due to Inflation, 5 Lakh Workers Strike

More than 500,000 workers in Britain went on strike demanding higher wages in the biggest protest in more than a decade, shutting schools and disrupting transport.

Feb 4, 2023 - 10:48
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In Great Britain, due to Inflation, 5 Lakh Workers Strike

As Europe grapples with a food price crisis, Britain’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) called it the biggest day of strike action since 2011, according to a report in the Dawn newspaper.

The latest strikes come a day after more than 1.27 million people took to the streets in France as pressure mounts on the French government to implement pension reform plans.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sonak termed the salary hike as reasonable and appropriate, warning that a large increase in salaries would frustrate efforts to control inflation.

But labor unions accused billionaire Rishi Sonak of not being aware of the challenges faced by ordinary working people who are struggling to make ends meet due to low pay, job insecurity, and rising costs. Teachers and train drivers are the latest groups to join the strike, along with Border Force workers at UK airports and ports.

Nigel Adams, a 57-year-old teacher from London, joined thousands of teachers marching in central London, saying the workload is increasing and our pay is getting less and less as inflation rises.

He said that we are tired, and we and our children are also paying the price. Meanwhile, the protesters carried placards with slogans such as ‘Increase the salary’, and ‘We can’t prioritize your children if you don’t prioritize their teachers’.

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