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29 Jul 2022

UK: Britain faces 'summer of strikes' as workers engage in industrial action amid living crisis

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In 2022, both unionised and non-unionised workers across Britain participated in strikes over summer amid the living cost crisis, as workers' wages failed to keep pace with inflation, which hit a 40-year high in June at 9.4% annually, resulting in a decline in real wages. Workers engaging in industrial action, including rail workers, postal workers, warehouse workers, workers in communication services and food manufacturing workers, reported poor working conditions, below-inflation pay offers, and threats of redundancy.

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