The Sunday Review

There are many as Halb a One million people are employed striking All Britain We will be closing all schools and cancelling university lectures on Wednesday. of To the railway network a standstill in According to unions, the biggest Single day of Walkouts in More than a decade.

Teachers, university staff, train drivers and civil servants — including staff checking passports at airports — are striking in Large numbers of people have travelled from all over the world. pay Conditions of work as living standards Despite years of decline, the trend continues of below-inflation raises.

The Trades Union Congress represents 48 unions and is hosting over 75 protest rallies in Britain at the moment. a government bill It argues that an “attack” on the right of strike. Basic service levels would need to be maintained under the bill in The fire, ambulance, and rail sectors in This event of walkouts.

After weeks of government attempts to settle the issue, an escalating strike is now possible pay disputes The worst wave must be stopped of Industrial unrest has been a hallmark of the country’s history in decades. Numerous public sector employees have received raises of The current fiscal year’s rate is 4%, or 5%. of inflation running at 10.5%

Maximum 300,000. Teachers are likely to go on strike Wednesday. This marks the beginning of the new school year of seven days of Strike action during February and March by The largest union is the National Education Union in The sector. About 23,400 schools are affected, which is approximately 85%. in Many of the closed countries in England and Wales are either partially or fully shut down.

Also, Wednesday marks the start of the new year of strikes by 70.000 members of University and College Union, which will hit For 18 days, visit 150 universities in UK in 2.25 million students were affected by February and March.

In the meantime, over 100,000 members of The Public and Commercial Services Union representing civil servants will go on strike payPensions, job security and other benefits at 123 agencies and departments of government.

Only 30% of Train services are scheduled to operate on Wednesday according to Britain’s railway company Rail Delivery Group, which warned in a It stated on its website, that disruptions may continue to the rest of the world of the week because many trains won’t be in Find the best depots.

It strikes It will be a Already slowing economic growth has already taken a toll. After registering one, the United Kingdom will likely be the last major economy to go into recession in this year’s economic cycle. of The International Monetary Fund(IMF) reported that advanced economies had the fastest growth last year.

IMF is marginally upgraded Its forecast for global growth is on the back of China’s reopening and an improvement in Financial conditions as Inflation begins to fall.

You can find more information here BritainThe fund’s outlook is, however, grimmer.

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is the research director. of higher energy prices, lower productivity as a Result of Employment not returning to pre-pandemic levels and higher inflation have led to increased interest rates and mortgage prices.

According to the IMF, inflation should remain at or above 8% in This year the United Kingdom is a lot more prosperous than it was in a Rate of 4.6% for advanced economies worldwide and 6.6% global. This report shows the UK economy shrinking by 0.6% in 2023, a Its forecast was downgraded by 0.9 percent in October.

A slowdown in the economy and persistent inflation can lead to economic instability. a cost-ofA living crisis that affects thousands of workers, as Rising prices cause wages to fall behind.

The average is 5% pay The increase in teachers for this year is particularly inadequate as It follows a decade of “wage erosion” This is where it all leads. a “recruitment and retention crisis,” The Sunday Review spoke with Niamh Sweeny, deputy general secretary of NEU.

According to the union pay The number of experienced teachers is declining by After inflation has been taken into consideration, 23% is the increase since 2010. Such support staff as Teachers assistants saw their wages fall by 27% in These are real numbers over the period. Some can work harder. in They shop at their local supermarket. in Sweeny cites education as the key to success.

The Department’s spokesperson of Education was the answer “Strike action is highly damaging to children’s education, particularly following the disruption that children have experienced over the past two years.”

Sian Elliott, a The Sunday Review was informed by a senior Trades Union Congress policy officer that there is a solution for the wave of strikes The rest was straightforward: “All that is needed in order to resolve the current disputes is just to offer an improved pay deal.”

Instead of settling, pay disputesThe government also has “rushed” She added that an anti-strike legislation passed parliament without proper scrutiny or an impact assessment.

a An indication that industrial unrest may be possible escalate Further, the UK’s firefighters voted for strike action in February 2009, marking their first vote since 2003. Fire Brigades Union gave the government until February 9, to improve their situation. pay offer.

The training for nurses and ambulance drivers is underway a A new wave of Next week, walkouts

— Olesya Dmitracova contributed reporting.