Britain: Second day of train strike

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Continues for a second day the strike on British railwaysafter fruitless negotiations for wage increases commensurate with inflation, which reaches record levels in the country and may exceed 11% at the end of the year.

A new strike may follow on Saturday. Only one train at five will run and lines will only be open from 7:30 to 18:30, a shorter than usual time.

The government announced against this historic mobilization today intends to amend the law allowing temporary workers to be used to replace strikers and reduce the impact of strikes.

These arrangements, which must be approved by Parliament, are expected to enter into force in the coming weeks and will be implemented in France, Scotland and Wales.

Vital reform

For Transport Minister Grand Saps, the reform is “vital” and “will guarantee that any future strike will cause less unrest and allow flexible, flexible and fully trained staff to continue working.”

The RMT transport union, which announced the strikecalls for wage increases to keep pace with inflation, but also denounced the prospect of “thousands of layoffs” and deteriorating working conditions.

A Network Rail spokesman said he was “disappointed” by the failure of the talks and called the strike “unnecessary and premature”. This public railway operator has urged travelers not to use trains unless absolutely necessary.

The TSSA union said yesterday that its members in Merseyrail, one of the many private railway companies, had been offered a 7.1% pay rise, putting a little more pressure on the negotiations between RMT and its employees.

“Wage increases are possible and perfectly justified,” the union said in a Twitter post today.

Source: News Beast


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