The British government announced on Sunday that 1,200 soldiers would be mobilized to replace striking paramedics and border police as strikes widened across the country.
and witness Britain, which has seen inflation exceed 10%, the largest public protests not recorded in decades. Various sectors including transport and health have been affected by these strikes.
In an unprecedented move, nurses stopped work on Thursday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. He also announced a fresh strike on Tuesday.
In this regard, the medical workers are going to stop work for two days on the 21st and 28th of this month, demanding an increase in their salaries. By the end of this year, Border Police officers will also be beaten for several days.
According to the Prime Minister’s Ministry, the government has decided to mobilize 1,200 members of the armed forces in place of the employees of the health department and border police, and more than a thousand personnel will also be mobilized from the public. Dept.
He criticized the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Via The Sun on Sunday, the unions are “suffering millions, especially with transport strikes at the brutal time of Christmas”.
The Conservative prime minister added: “Railway workers and border agents were given fair deals and at the same time fair to the taxpayer.” “More and more union members want to reach an agreement,” he continued.
In reports by the “Telegraph” newspaper, British Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said of the mobilization of the army to replace the strikers: “We are not a reserve force. We are busy and multitasking. The name of the nation. We must focus on our primary role.”
Huge strike wave
Britain is witnessing the biggest wave of strikes over wages and living conditions as the number of working days lost has reached its “highest level in a decade”.
The strike affects a quarter of hospitals in England, all health boards in Northern Ireland and all but one board in Wales.
Staff will provide “life-stabilization” and some emergency treatment, but routine surgeries and other scheduled treatments may be disrupted.
The Royal College of Nursing said staff were left with no choice after the government refused to reopen pay talks. The UK government has said the demand for a 19% pay rise is unsustainable.
According to the BBC, last October the number of working days lost due to strikes in Britain reached the highest level since November 2011, when official figures showed 417,000 working days were lost due to labor disputes.
Britain was subject to large-scale industrial strikes over wages and living conditions, while the country recorded its highest inflation in 41 years.
RMT, Britain’s largest rail union, has been on a series of strikes since the summer, closing several routes in England, Scotland and Wales and threatening to strike out of business before Christmas.
It also comes as bus drivers, Royal Mail, highways and package workers strike this week.
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