TRAIN drivers in the UK kicked off a string of labour strikes across the country, advocating for higher wages and creating disruptions for travellers at the height of the vacation season, reports The Business Times.
About the strike
The strike on Saturday (Aug 13) by members of Aslef, a union representing 96 per cent of the nation’s train drivers, begins several days of walkouts by transport workers over the coming week. On Aug 17, the country’s leading trade unionists will hold their “Enough is Enough” rally in South London to protest rising costs.
Millions of Britons are facing a cost-of-living crisis amid the highest inflation in 40 years. It’s perhaps the single most important domestic issue facing the government as the Conservative Party determines who will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he steps down next month, following pressure from the party.