It is estimated that only 20 percent of rail services will provide service between 06H30 and 17H30, but some routes in the interior of the country will not have any service at all.
The day of protests is in addition to the one carried out last Thursday by railway workers and the one held on Friday by London Underground workers, which affected several lines of the capital's subway.
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The rail strike is supported by the RMT union, employed in 14 rail companies, those of the TSSA union, employed in seven companies of the sector, and of Unite, a union representing various sectors, such as transport and construction.
The Railway and Maritime Transport Union (RMT) assured that the strike is a response to the "impasse" in the negotiations with the employers.
In view of this situation, union representatives warned that they will continue their protests until the government satisfies their contractual and labor demands.
Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary, said public support for the strikes is "entrenching" and the public are "right behind us" https://t.co/Nt7SbQPUPS
RTM also accuses the British government of pressuring transport companies not to offer better working conditions to their workers.
The organizers of the protest estimate that of the 20,000 transport services offered daily, only 4,300 will operate throughout the United Kingdom.
According to the unions, the government is demanding that railway companies not offer wage increases of more than two percent, despite the fact that inflation in the European country exceeds ten percent.
The National Union of Railway, Maritime and Transport Workers mobilized in a massive strike to protest for better wages, pension guarantees and to avoid unemployment. Boris Johnson urged network railroads and rail companies to negotiate an agreement #strike#UKpic.twitter.com/WhTacxjF3m