The Telegraph: Daily strikes will rock the UK by Christmas
MOSCOW, December 2 – RIA Novosti. The UK will continue to face thousands of strikes across a range of sectors that will continue until the end of December, causing business disruption and problems for millions of people. author Telegram.
The “chaos” caused by the strikes will be felt as railway workers, nurses, ambulance workers, maritime and road transport workers, teachers, security guards, cashiers, postal workers and workers in other fields plan to join the protests. daily.
“The true scale of the protests will be much worse, as the union representing civil servants, including border guards officers, employees of passport offices and employees of National Highways shares – ed.)”, – says in the statement. article.
The Telegraph notes that as rising inflation exacerbates the cost of living crisis, unions are demanding massive wage increases for their members.
At the same time, the British government believes that the unions’ decision to strike instead of negotiate will “destabilize the lives of millions of people”.
After Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, the West increased the pressure on Moscow to impose sanctions. The disruption of supply chains has increased fuel and food prices in Europe and the US.
Rising cost of living in the UK has hit millions of households. The Bank of England raised the base rate by 75 basis points from 2.25% to 3%. The regulator also said the UK economy is entering a recession that is expected to last through the entirety of 2023 and the first half of 2024. Annual inflation in the country reached 11.1% in October.