UK Christmas strike: National Highways workers to go on 4-day walkout | Daily News Byte


National Highways workers in England have decided to go on strike until Christmas Day. Because many people go out during the festive season, this strike can cause a lot of disruption.

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union is encouraging regional operating center operatives and on-road traffic officers to go on a 4-day strike.

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka commented that they demand a wage increase for National Highways workers. The union is aware of the inconvenience caused by the strike, but they have to stand by their support. The strike will end today if the government puts more money on the table.

Nurses, trains and Royal Mail: every strike planned in the UK leading up to Christmas

Nurses, trains and Royal Mail: every strike planned in the UK leading up to Christmas

Right now, inflation is over 10%, but workers are still paid below inflation. Due to which they run out of money quickly, especially during the holiday season like Christmas, they have to reduce their daily expenses a lot.

PCS has planned to extend the strike further in different regions. Workers in south-west England and the West Midlands will go on strike from December 30, and workers in eastern England and the East Midlands from January 6. PCS has given formal notice of this extended national strike to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Workers at Doncaster Crossgate House, a threatened closure site, have been on strike since Monday, and on Thursday, they were joined by other members of the PCS union. All PCS members working in the building will continue to strike in January.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Why are the National Highway workers on strike?
    National Highways workers are on strike to meet their financial demands.
  2. When will the strike end?
    The end date of the strike has not been announced.

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