From the railway sector (Anatolia) practically disappear from 4 to 5 thousand.
Ministers were disappointed to avoid planned strikes on London’s national railway network and metro this weekend. And this after it was realized that train operators could only offer a salary increase of 3% for a year.
While Secretary-General of the Railways, Navigation and Transportation Mick Lynch denied that the union had called for a pay rise in line with the current 11.1 per cent inflation rate in April, he said any proposed increase should at least reflect cost. growing living.
Abolition of secret government affairs and plans in Britain
Speaking to Sky News’ Sophie Ridge Show on Sunday, Lynch said his union did not want to be the “cause of discord” for the people, but made clear what lies at the heart of the dispute: “We are facing thousands of layoffs. “Jobs. despite what Secretary Grant says. Shapps, and there is no guarantee that these layoffs will not be mandatory.”
He added: “We have seen 4,000 or 5,000 jobs disappear from the railways. They have told our railway network maintenance staff that 3,000 jobs will be cut. They have told us that every ticket office in Britain is closing and that they are extending the work week from 35 to 40. ” An hour or maybe 44. For newcomers this means lower wages. “So they are actually proposing pay cuts and not pay rises, but more time to work on the railways.”
Already, as the country prepares for a week of rail strikes, 2,500 jobs are planned on the rail network, through reforms that would increase weekend shifts and abolish traditional work practices. Plans have begun to surface for the closure of all rail tickets, to save up to milionë 500m a year.
It is expected that this rapid step in the passage of the Internet, will cause anxiety and obstacles for those who are hindered and do not know the use of digital services or who do not even have a smartphone.
The elderly are generally victims of this technological change, as there are a considerable number of those who once bought them from offices on the railroad. According to the charity Age UK, around 3 million people over the age of 65 do not have access to the internet.
The railway industry has developed a secret strategy to phase out paper tickets and close or “re-allocate” 980 ticket offices in England starting in September, The Times reported today. The plans are among the comprehensive reforms aimed at establishing railways on a sound financial basis. In the last two years, taxpayer benefits have reached 27 27 billion, or 1,000 1,000 per household.
On the other hand, the Minister of Transport only last week commented on this issue saying that one in eight train tickets is still sold through traditional offices. Speaking to Sky News today, he said the government wanted to “modernize” paid railways, but avoided answering a question as to whether this would mean eliminating or reducing rail jobs.
A reflection of rail strikes in Britain
As for the economic consequences of the strikes in the country, Shapps dismissed fears that this could lead to food shortages in the UK and prevent fuel from reaching power stations, petrol stations and airlines. However, he acknowledged that remittances could fall below 50% of normal levels this week. He insisted that the lights in Britain would not go out, strongly condemning these attacks, which he described as unnecessary and catastrophic.
On the other hand, the spokesman of the railway network said that in the days of the strike, the vital freight trains will operate during the day and will have priority over the passenger services. “We are working tirelessly to maintain critical flows of goods across the country, including supermarket supplies and fuel during the strike,” said Jake Kelly, director of rail network operations.
“But the 50% cut-off is still important, as freight trains transport important goods like deliveries to the supermarket,” he added.
Recently, the use of railways by shops and supermarkets in Britain to transport goods. Tesco, for example, last year began using the railroad to help it deliver goods and reduce carbon emissions, removing 17,000 trucks from the road. In October, Tesco said it would increase the use of trains to deliver products by nearly 40%.
British newspapers reported, earlier this month, that there was a real risk that the strikes could empty supermarket shelves this week. There are concerns that the strikes will also affect major shipments of goods, such as fuel for commercial airlines and biomass used to produce power for power plants.
For its part, the National Union of Railways, Navigation and Transport confirmed yesterday that the strike will continue in the railway network and in 13 railway operators, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tuesday will be the date of the subway strike.
In this context, the leader of the British Labor Party Keir Starmer said during a Labor Party event on Sunday in Warwick that rail strikes will prevent students from coming to schools to take exams and cause patients to miss hospital appointments and did calls for the need to cancel them.
Starmer noted that Transport Secretary and Prime Minister Boris Johnson want the strikes to continue because they want the country to stop working so they can feed the division.
On Tuesday, the strikes, which are expected to divide the country for six days, will begin, involving 40,000 railway workers and 13 train operators. This means that on June 21, 23 and 25, Britain will face the largest rail strike in nearly a century. This will put the country in a deadlock, with thousands of workers protesting for wages, jobs and pensions.
Only less than one in five trains are likely to run between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The move forward with the London Underground strike on June 21 will shut down London’s transport network and disrupt the journey of millions of passengers to the British capital.