LONDON (AP) – Unions and train companies in Britain are set to hold last-minute talks Monday amid fading hopes of averting the country´s biggest rail strikes for decades.
Up to 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff are due to walk out for three days this week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, in a dispute over pay and job security at a time of soaring inflation.
The strike is expected to shut down the rail network across the country, with London Underground subway services also hit by a walkout on Tuesday.
Millions of people in Britain, like those across Europe, are seeing their cost of living soar. Salaries have not kept pace with inflation, which has hit 9% and is forecast to
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