Strike day in the UK this Wednesday. Teachers, civil servants, train and bus drivers, and university employees, among others, are demanding salary increases. The participation of half a million workers is expected, which would be the largest day of protests in the country since 2011.
Firefighters are also prepared to go on strike, joining the nursing and other health strikes that will be back in action again next week.
About 23,000 schools will be affected on Wednesday by the first of seven strikes called by teachers, while around 100,000 officials from 124 government departments will stop their activity.
They are also protesting against the new law on minimum services in the event of a strike planned by the Conservative Government. The unions have dubbed it an “anti-strike law” since it could lead to the dismissal of workers who legally vote in favor of the strike.
Prime Minister Rishi Suna,k has made it clear that unions must call off strikes before serious negotiations can take place.
The deployment of 600 soldiers is expected to alleviate the effects of the strikes, most of them on border tasks.
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