DRIVER WALKOUT HALTS TRAINS AS U.K. SUMMER STRIKE WAVE SPREADS

Aug 13, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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Thousands of train drivers in the United Kingdom have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike over jobs, pay and working conditions, scuppering services across much of the country.

The walkout is the latest in a spreading series of strikes by British workers seeking substantial raises to offset soaring prices for food and fuel.

Weekend workers, soccer fans heading to games and families heading for the seaside are among those having to change their plans on Saturday.

Railway staff held a series of one-day strikes in June and July and plan more walkouts next week.

Postal workers, lawyers, British Telecom staff, dock workers and garbage collectors have all announced walkouts for later this month.

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