MOSCOW, Nov 10 Head of the Railway, Maritime and Transport Trade Union Great Britain (RMT) Mick Leach has promised more strikes by railway workers across the country if the management of transport operators do not comply with the demands of the strikers, the Evening Standard newspaper reports. if there is no progress on these issues, and they continue to attack our pensions, jobs and contracts, then the answer is “yes,” Leach's response to a question about future strikes is quoted by the publication.
On Thursday in the UK there is a strike of workers of the London Underground, because of which the work of the underground of the British capital is severely disrupted. In this regard, London's transport operator Transport for London (TfL) has urged passengers to avoid traveling by underground. According to local media reports, there are traffic congestion in different parts of London, long queues for buses, and several working tube stations are extremely congested.
RMT has announced a strike on the London Underground following reports of TfL's plans to cut jobs and its employee benefit obligations, a move denied by the company.
The UK is seeing a spate of strikes amid record inflation. Employees of railway companies, lawyers, employees of airports, postmen and workers in other areas come out to protest.
After the start of the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the West increased sanctions pressure on Russia. The disruption of supply chains has driven up fuel and food prices in Europe and the US. In the UK, the rise in the cost of living has hit millions of households.
The Bank of England raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points to 3% from 2.25%. The regulator also said that the UK economy has entered a recession that is expected to last all of 2023 and the first half of 2024. Annual inflation in the UK reached 10.1% in September. The Central Bank predicts an acceleration of annual inflation in the fourth quarter of this year to 11%, and in the near future, price growth will exceed 10%.