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.
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.
“Writer. Twitter specialist. Passionate social media ninja. Lifelong beer buff. Bacon fanatic. Wannabe web scholar. Devoted coffee maven.”
You may also like
Which Hungarian Cities Have The Most Unhealthy Air?
The British Parliament has adopted the law regulating the dire consequences of Brexit
German competitiveness lags far behind
INDEX – Abroad – Clara Dobrev met the leader of the British Labor Party in London
Within five days, hundreds of earthquakes rocked the island nation