ten-day mourning opens in UK

Railway and postal workers interrupt their strikes

British railway and postal workers, who have been on strike for several months for a wage increase in the midst of the cost of living crisis, have announced an interruption of their movements, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The transport union RMT “joins the whole nation to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth” and the new episode of the railway strike scheduled for September 15 and 17 ” is suspended “its general secretary Mick Lynch announced in a statement Thursday evening, while TSSA, another transport union which had planned a strike at the end of the month, “expresses its most sincere condolences”. The train drivers’ union Aslef has also canceled a walkout scheduled for September 15.

For their part, the postal workers gave up a day of strike planned for Friday within the British company Royal Mail, “Following the very sad news of the Queen’s death, and out of respect for her service to the country and her family”, announced the communication union CWU. The TUC trade union federation, which is due to hold its annual conference next week, praised on Twitter “the many years of dedicated service to the country” of Queen Elizabeth II.

The United Kingdom has been facing a series of strikes since the end of June in transport, logistics and among criminal lawyers, among other sectors. New Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a massive aid package for British households and businesses on Thursday.

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