Thousands of railroad workers have taken to the streets of London today, boycotting work to demand higher wages and job security. This is the largest strike London has ever seen in the last 30 years.
As never before the main train stations in London that are usually buzzing with people, today were almost empty.
Nearly 50,000 workers will be laid off for three days in protest. British households are already experiencing the worst economic downturn in decades, with rising food and fuel prices pushing inflation to double-digit figures, while average basic wages are not are higher than they were in 2006 when they adjusted for inflation.
Meanwhile it seems that now the British government has begun to take measures to prevent the recurrence of such events in the future. Ministers will amend the law to ensure that the impact of union protests is less damaging to passengers in the future.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapp said the government can now do nothing to stop the current three-day strike, but we said, we will ensure the law is firmly on the passenger side, on the consumer side, from here on out. hereafter.