UK transport workers and teachers called for new strikes

This industrial action will summon 20,000 railway managers, train personnel and station workers from a large part of the country to strike (Photo by CARLOS JASSO / AFP) (CARLOS JASSO /)

The workers from 14 UK train companies and the UK Teachers Guild They called strikes on Thursday for June and July, respectively, in relation to their current labor disputes, their unions announced.

The RMT -union group that brings together the railway employees of 14 train companies in the country- reported this Thursday that its members will support a work stoppage on June 2 in relation to the current conflict that confronts them about their salaries, jobs and working conditions.

This industrial action will summon the Unemployment of 20,000 railway managers, train personnel and station workers of a large part of the country, and will foreseeably alter the routines of the users of this means of transport.

RMT union leader Mick Lynch said the UK government “cannot just wish this dispute would go away”.

For their part, the teachers will support new strikes in July -still to be determined- as long as the dispute between them and the Government regarding their working conditions has not been resolved by mid-June, the National Education Union announced today.

For their part, teachers will support new strikes in July (REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo)
For their part, teachers will support new strikes in July (REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo) (PETER NICHOLLS/)

It’s about the second round of strikes organized by this union after a year of alterations for the country’s schools.

Members of the NUE -teachers’ union- in England have already called a three-day strike at the regional level and five strikes at the national level since last February.

That union group said Education Minister Gillian Keegan could prevent walkouts by addressing problems teachers face over their wages and other problems such as hiring personnel.

actual expenses

In the midst of an economic crisis in the country, it was revealed that the Queen Elizabeth II funeral and all acts related to the death of the monarch cost the public coffers of the United Kingdom 162 million pounds (about 186 million euros), according to statistics released by the Government itself and detailing spending by ministry.

The Department of the Interior accounted for almost half of the total cost, specifically 74 million pounds, while the Department of Culture, Media and Sport allocated 57 million pounds to expenses whose main act was the state funeral that took place on 19 of September.

The Secretary of the Treasury, John Glen, defended that the government’s priority at the time was to guarantee that everything took place in a “calm” manner and “with the appropriate level of dignity”, while ensuring the safety of the entire population. , reported the BBC.

(With information from EFE and EP)

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