UK Workers Stage Massive Strike

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Hundreds of thousands of teachers, train and bus drivers, nurses and ambulance drivers, and workers from other key sectors are staging a massive walk-off all over the UK wanting better pay and working conditions. It is the largest worker strike since 2011 since over a million workers protested over pensions.  Inflation in the UK stands at 10.5%, the highest in 40 years. The cost of food and energy have soared as the International Monetary Fund predicts that Britain’s economy will shrink this year. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office released a statement saying, “negotiations rather than picket lines are the right approach,” but worker union leaders say the government has not been willing to negotiate.