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A rail strike in Great Britain brought rail traffic to a standstill again

A train drivers’ strike has brought rail services to a standstill in most parts of Great Britain. Among other things, higher wages are required.

The essentials in a nutshell

  • Train drivers in the UK are on strike for higher pay and extra security.
  • Due to this, train traffic has come to a standstill in many parts of the country.
  • Unions have announced further strikes in August.

A strike Train drivers have once again disrupted train services across much of Great Britain. Thousands of members of train drivers’ union Aslef called for higher pay and more security for their jobs.

of strike On Saturday seven private rail providers met Commonwealth Games visitors and scores of football fans en route to the first game of the season in Birmingham.

Tens of thousands of members of the RMT Railway union have stopped work on Wednesday. Both unions have announced several strikes again in August.

Transport Minister Grant Shabbs: “Enough!”

Conservative Government He was angered by the labor problem. Transport Secretary Grant Schabbs accused unions of refusing needed reforms and delaying collective bargaining at the expense of taxpayers.

“Enough!” Shabbs wrote in The Times (Saturday). Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan later accused the minister of lying and called on him to mediate the talks. RMT boss Mick Lynch had previously threatened a general strike Government It implements announced plans and curtails unions’ right to strike.

Rail Delivery Group chairman Steve Montgomery was disappointed by the strikes and defended the planned savings and cuts. “Like any service provider and business, we need to adapt, and we can’t ask taxpayers and travelers for more money as we respond to the massive changes in travel behavior post-pandemic,” Montgomery said.

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