Sunday, June 4, 2023

UK rail workers go on strike throughout Eurovision

United Kingdom Facing new day’s strike demanding improvement in wages. on this occasion they are Employees of 14 railway companies The British are asked to support the strikes to achieve their request. wage increase And all this this Saturday when Eurovision Music Contest in Liverpool (England), which may affect many users.

Members of the Railway, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT, for its abbreviation in English) have called for this measure of force after they rejected an offer of a 5% pay rise. Strike will have significant impact For rail sections bound for the City of Liverpool, In the North West of England, where tonight will be the final of the popular Eurovision Song Contest.

Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents 14 companies, Passengers have been asked to plan their journey well in advance as there will be few train services. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch told the media today that he was sorry for the strike but Passengers had “plenty of time to plan” It was called long ago.

“It’s part of a long campaign, (because) there’s still We don’t have a deal, we’ve been here for almost a year, This is not an offer that we can accept. Despite ongoing negotiations, we do not have a proposal that our members find acceptable, so the campaign continues,” Lynch said.

“We want a wage settlement” because “we haven’t had a wage increase for our members for four years,” said the secretary general, who regretted the halt to the march. “We do not wish to disturb the daily life and activities of the people, strikes are unfortunate and disruptive, such is their nature. Sorry, hopefully we can come to an agreement soon, But it depends on the government,” he said.

In recent months, various sectors – such as resident doctors, nurses or postal workers – have gone on strike to demand pay rises due to rising cost of living, as British year-on-year inflation hits 10.1%.

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