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In the UK on Friday began a major strike involving more than 100 thousand employees of the Royal mail (Royal Mail), demanding higher wages, according to Sky News.
Previously, postal workers, unionized workers, Communication Workers Union (CWU), refused to accept the proposal of the leadership of wage increase of 2%, noting that this is not enough and that they are interested in a “decent” wage, the report said.
“There is no doubt that postal workers are fully United in their determination to achieve a decent, proper wage increases they deserve,” – quoted by Sky News, the words of the Secretary-General of the Union of Dave ward CWU.
The discontent of the workers was due to the company’s statement of profit in 758 million pounds last year and paid to the holders of shares of dividend in the amount of 400 million, the report says. According to ward, the postal workers are not going to tolerate a reduction in their standard of living due to inflation and a record of the crisis, the channel reports. Informed of 97.6% of the CWU Union members voted to strike on 26 and 31 August, and September 8 and 9.
In the UK there is a wave of strikes amid a record of inflation in the country. The protests are employees of railway companies, lawyers, airport staff, postal workers and workers in other fields.
After the beginning of the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the West intensified sanctions pressure on Russia. Violation of supply chains has led to a rise in the price of fuel and food in Europe and the United States. In the UK, the rising cost of living has hit millions of households.
Earlier, the Bank of England raised its benchmark interest rate at a record since 1995, 50 basis points, to 1.75% 1.25% per annum. Now the rate is at the highest level since December 2008, when she was 2%. The Bank forecasts that the UK economy will enter a recession in the fourth quarter of this year. On Wednesday, the Office for national statistics (Office for National Statistics, ONS) stated that annual inflation in the UK by the end of July increased to a record since 1982 10.1 percent from 9.4 percent a month earlier.