The protest in the educational sector is led by the union of university professors and schools, and covers more than 70,000 members, while the postal workers’ strike was convened by the communications union.
The demand is the same in all cases: salary increase, that may allow protesters to face inflation which already exceeds 11 percent, and to face also higher growth of electricity bill.
The Railway, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) announced on Wednesday they will go back on strike in mid-December and early January, unless the operating companies guarantee them a decent wage increase and better working conditions.
The general secretary of the RMT, Mick Lynch, plans to meet this Thursday with the Transport Secretary Mark Harper to try and find a way out of the crisis, although the representative of the Conservative government admitted in advance that the wage demand will be impossible to fulfill.
‘I understand that people who are suffering from this cost-of-living crisis want higher wages, but the government is not in a position to bring wages in line with inflation,’ Harper told Sky News television.
Last week, the Executive led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak presented to Parliament a new budget bill that includes a general increase in taxes and extensive cuts in public spending.