(MENAFN) Countrywide protests have been ongoing to impact Britain’s rail network, as unions are taking additional massive day of industrial action due to pay, job security as well as working environments.
No trains are working through England as drivers are starting their second 24-hour protest this week. The unions slammed the administration for refusing request for their 8 percent pay raise, which replicates the surging cost of living.
Associates of the Aslef union for train drivers and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) are attending the protest activity.
The head of the train drivers' union cautioned that the protests might continue up to 3 years (2026).
"I think we're in this for the long haul. How long is a piece of string?" according to Mick Whelan, general secretary of the Aslef union, when enquired by LBC, a British talk radio station, how much more can the union members handle financially.
He informed the broadcaster: "If we don't get a pay rise for four years, will it be five, will it be six, will it be seven? Will it be stupid to stop this now then restart it some time in the future because you'd lose any impetus that you've gained?"
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