Thousands of people are facing hardships in Britain due to the biggest nationwide rail strike in 30 years. There has been no consensus between the employees’ unions and the railway companies on salary and job security. Because of this, 40 thousand employees decided to walk out of the service on Tuesday i.e. today, Thursday and Saturday.
Due to this strike, out of about 20 thousand trains running daily, only 4500 are operational. Employees of many railway companies have not gone on strike, but due to the departure of network rail signalers, the movement of trains is facing problems.
Transport stalled in UK main areas
In most areas of Britain, no passenger trains ran for the whole day. Because of this, areas like Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Lincoln and Worcester faced a lot of trouble. However, the good news was that service continued at some major stations, but they remained open only between 7.30 am and 6.30 pm.
On the other hand, there is a possibility of problem in rail transport on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday also. At the same time, the metro workers of London are also on strike for 24 hours today, due to which the metro transport system of the capital has come to a standstill. Both sides are blaming each other for the failed talks on Monday.
Government refuses to interfere in the matter
The UK economy has not yet returned to the right track due to the Corona epidemic. It has been facing such a big economic downturn after many years. Inflation has reached 10%, while the average wage rate has remained around 2006.
Seeing no solution to the dispute, the railway companies have demanded the intervention of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in this matter. However, Johnson’s spokesman says that the government’s involvement in the matter at the last minute will not be helpful. It would be kind of a distraction.
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