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Ambulance workers strike again in the United Kingdom


Ambulance workers strike again in the United Kingdom

London, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina)Thousands of ambulance workers in the United Kingdom organized strikes over an indefinite salary dispute, Sky News reported.

More than 11,000 ambulance workers are on strike in Wales and in seven of the 10 ambulance administrations in the country.

This is entirely the fault of a tin-eared government, which refuses to talk about wages, the UK’s GMB general union, which has more than 631,000 members working in almost every industrial sector in the nation, said in its account.

Ambulance workers in Wales decided to join protests during this day after rejecting a new wage offer from the Welsh government.

Meanwhile, planned stoppages by health sector employees were suspended in Scotland following a new remuneration offer with a 14% increase.

Meanwhile, Border Force personnel at the ports of Dover, Calais, Coquelles and Dunkirk are continuing their four-day demonstrations that began on February 17.

A wave of strikes swept across the UK since December 2022 amid a sharp rise in inflation and falling real incomes.

In addition to health sector employees, railway workers, border control officers, teachers and letter carriers joined the protests as they demanded pay claims amid a bitter cost-of-living crisis.


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