500K UK Employees Participate In Decade’s Biggest Strike

In recent weeks, the force measures that complicate displacement in the country have increased and this day is the most complicated due to the number of workers who support it and the variety of sectors that support it.

Half a million workers in the United Kingdom, including teachers, university staff, train and bus drivers, joined the biggest strike in a decade on Wednesday to demand better wages.

Although the country has experienced several days of strikes in recent months, today’s is the most important due to the number of employees who support it and the variety of sectors that support it.

The conservative government of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has acknowledged that there will be problems due to the scope of the force measures, since members of seven unions have voted to go on strike.

Thousands of schools have been forced to close this Wednesday due to lack of staff, which has created difficulties for many parents, forced to take the day off or telework.

Since this morning, pickets have been set up outside railway stations, primary and secondary schools, government departments and universities across the country.

Trade Union Confederation

Likewise, the Trade Union Confederation (TUC, in English) reported today that they will hand over to the Government a letter, signed by 200,000 members, in protest against a new bill, currently in parliament, which seeks to set minimum levels of services during the strikes.

TUC General Secretary Paul Nowak said he hopes the protests and strikes will send a strong message to the government about the anger felt by a growing number of workers.

Today, some 23,000 schools have been affected by the strike, while 100,000 civil servants from 124 government departments will not work either.

The train drivers of 14 operators are back on strike today, after they seconded similar measures in recent months.

This article is originally published on infobae.com