New wave of strikes to further cripple UK public transportation

A new round of walkouts by public transportation workers is set to hit the UK, following the government of Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure in addressing long-running contract disputes and job security concerns.

The industrial action will begin on Monday, when workers with the London Underground stage a 24-hour strike by closing subway stations in the central parts of the capital.

London’s suburbs and the southeast are also braced for serious disruption as train drivers, represented by the Aslef union will strike on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to protest job cuts.

This is while workers with the Southern train operator would also begin their three-day walkout on Tuesday, two days after the failure of Sunday’s last-minute talks to reach a solution.

Also on Tuesday, British Airways flights will be disrupted by a cabin crew strike, further plunging the public transportation system into chaos on the first full-working week of 2017.

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