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London Underground drivers are not amused, traffic has come to a complete halt

London Underground drivers are not amused, traffic has come to a complete halt

According to information from Transport for London, TfL, traffic has been suspended on all 11 main lines of the 402-kilometre London Underground network, and all 270 stations have been closed due to the almost complete stoppage of operations from by subway drivers.

The two main transport unions, RMT and Aslef, are protesting the hundreds of millions of pounds in savings the British government has demanded in the TfL budget, which they say will lead to mass layoffs and negatively affect the workers pension system.

Based on average daily commuters, the strike affects more than four million Londoners and commuters who work in London. Only 350,000 people travel to the financial center of the City of London each day by public transport, the vast majority by tube.

Teachers, public administration officials and resident doctors also began a strike in England on Wednesday, demanding wage increases in line with inflation.

Britain is experiencing a wave of strikes unprecedented in decades these weeks, mainly because the cost of living is rising at a rate not seen for forty years.

According to UK Statistics Office (ONS) data, the 12-month inflation rate in Great Britain was 11.1% in October, 10.7% in November, 10.5% in December and 10.1% in January.

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Railway workers, teachers, hospital nurses, ambulance workers, bus drivers and border police have also been on strike in recent weeks, and unions have announced other similar measures if wage demands are not met.

Then, on Thursdays and Saturdays, the railroad workers will again take 24 hours off work.

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