Posted: 31.01.2024 09:39:00

Britain faces rail strikes again

Britain faced another week of disrupted travel from rail strikes from January 30th, indicating that the new strike law adopted by PM Rishi Sunak has failed, Reuters reports


The Strike Act empowers employers in certain sectors to require workers to maintain minimum levels of service on strike days so disruption to essential services like ambulances and trains is minimised.

“Britain’s train operators have decided not to implement minimum service levels of 40 percent of the normal timetable for rail services for this week’s strikes, called by trade union ASLEF,” the publication reads.

According to Reuters, for many Britons, rail disruptions have become the new normal over the past two years, as labour disputes drag on despite progress in reaching pay deals in other professions with labour unrest, like teaching and nursing.