Feb 01, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Up to 500,000 workers are on strike across the United Kingdom in what is shaping up to be the biggest day of industrial action in Britain in more than a decade.
Thousands of schools have closed some or all of their classrooms, train services have been disrupted, and airports are expected to experience delays as teachers, university staff, civil servants, border officials, and train and bus drivers join a nationwide walkout.
Wednesday’s strikes mark an escalation of disruptive action across multiple key industries.
As wages fail to keep pace with rising inflation, unions are increasing pressure on the government to demand higher pay.