Monday, September 26, 2022

UK under crisis, energy crisis and inflation, the transport system suspended


London: (Azadi Times) United Kingdom: hit by crises some energy crisis, some inflation hit: Transport system suspended, according to reports, train and bus workers went on strike over jobs, salaries and conditions amid rising inflation in Britain on Friday. London’s transport network came to a complete standstill.

All trains were either suspended or partially suspended on Friday and bus services were also disrupted. Services affected by the strike include the London Underground/Overground, Elizabeth Line, trams, DLR, and buses. 

Thousands of workers across the wider national rail network walked out of their workplaces on Thursday, when the strikes began and announced another walkout on Saturday, bringing commuters across the country to a standstill. On Thursday, members of Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) and 14 train operators at Network Rail (NR). Members of the Transport Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) at seven companies, and Unite members at NR took industrial action – canceling 50 percent. I don’t come Inflation reached 10.1% in July, the highest since February 1982, due to ongoing energy price-driven inflation affecting the UK due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict.

British consumer price inflation hit 10.1 percent in July, the highest since February 1982, up from an annual rate of 9.4 percent in June. A rise in inflation could increase inflation. On the other hand, strikes are also being planned among other industries such as port workers, lawyers, teachers, nurses, firefighters, waste collection, airport, and postal workers. 

The National Health Service (NHS), a care lobby group, predicted on Friday that Britain could face a “humanitarian crisis” this coming winter when energy bills are cut short due to rising energy bills. The difficult choices forced on low-income households can cause serious physical and mental ill-health. NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor said: “Many people are forced to forgo food to heat their homes and cold, Damp and living in extremely unpleasant conditions can range from terrifying to the extreme.

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by Azadi Times


Epaper 25-09-2022