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Train and bus workers on strikes in London

Train and bus workers on strikes in London

  • The RMT union has accused Transport for London’s (TfL) Grant Shapps of conducting an ideological conflict against rail workers.
  • Inflation hit 10.1% in July, the highest level since February 1982.
  • TfL is engaged in protracted negotiations with the government over pay rises.

The latest in a summer-long series of labour market battles as double-digit inflation eats away at salaries, London’s transportation system came to a complete halt on Friday as train and bus workers held strikes over pay and conditions.

Transport for London (TfL) said that dozens of bus routes in the west of the city were interrupted in addition to all London Underground and Overground train lines being halted or partially suspended.

On Thursday and again on Saturday, tens of thousands of employees of the UK national rail network went on strike.
Rail strikes staged by unions this year that demanded wages and conditions for their workers that better reflect the skyrocketing cost of living brought on by energy price-driven inflation have already disrupted commuters across the nation.

As increased energy costs as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine struck consumers directly through their home bills and indirectly through rising food prices, data showed inflation at 10.1% in July, the highest level since February 1982.

This has caused a deadlock between businesses, who claim that declining demand and rising prices limit their negotiating power, unions, who claim that their members cannot afford to live, and the government, which is concerned that significant pay rises could lead to inflation.

“We don’t want to be in a 1970s vicious circle where you end up with salaries increasing, inflation increasing and so on and so forth. You never get out of this,” told the BBC.

According to the RMT, TfL’s failure to provide assurances over jobs and pensions was the cause of the subterranean strike. The union charged Shapps of conducting an ideological conflict against rail workers in a letter to him.

After an emergency state funding agreement expired, TfL is currently engaged in protracted negotiations with the government, which have been made necessary in part by a post-pandemic decline in passenger volume.

Other British sectors’ employees are preparing for upcoming strikes or moving toward industrial action. These include those who work in ports, law firms, classrooms, hospitals, and fire departments, as well as personnel in waste management companies, airports, and post offices.

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