Train strike: Train strikes in UK: Passengers brace for disruption on Christmas Eve

As UK rail workers are expected to continue their strike over pay, authorities have advised passengers to avoid traveling on Saturday unless absolutely essential. A Christmas Eve strike by UK-wide rail workers over pay is expected to have a significant impact on services.

Trains will stop running around 3:00 p.m. before the rail workers strike at 6:00 p.m. Along with the railway workers, the postal workers and the Border Force staff will also participate in the strikes.

Border Force staff will be on strike until the end of the year, but December 27 will be an exception. However, the team will engage in a warning strike if no new salary deals are opened.

Unlike Border Force staff, railway workers will be engaged in industrial action until 6am on December 27. Network Rail, the company that runs the UK’s railways, said train services would be significantly reduced on Christmas Eve.

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Long-distance trains will depart significantly earlier, with some train operators unable to operate at all. The last train from Leeds to London is at 09:45, 11:22 from London to Edinburgh, and 12:48 from London to Manchester.

Nurses, trains and Royal Mail: Every strike planned ahead of Christmas in Britain

Nurses, trains and Royal Mail: Every strike planned ahead of Christmas in Britain

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A train network issued a statement recommending that passengers travel only if absolutely necessary. The rail strikes are likely to increase highway traffic at an already busy time of year. As the cost of living increases, the railway workers ask for salary increases. Inflation, or the rate of price increase, stands at about 11%, which is close to a 40-year high.

A number of further strikes are taking place in the UK. Royal Mail postal workers will also go on strike over pay issues. Along with national traffic officers and London bus drivers, there will be strikes across the country.

In addition, ambulance drivers, nurses and driving examiners are due to strike at different times over the festive season and into the New Year.

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Common questions:

  1. What caused these strikes?
    The sad state of the UK economy caused these strikes.
  2. Until what time will these strikes last?
    These strikes will continue until negotiations begin on a wage deal.

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