A new wave of train strikes begins in Britain next week, as well as industrial action by workers in other industries. Photo: AP
A new wave of train strikes begins in Britain next week, as well as industrial action by workers in other industries. Photo: AP
Britain

UK faces winter of discontent, turns to army as wave of crippling strikes loom

  • Britain faces a winter of discontent as strikes multiply – only the police, military and prison guards are barred from striking
  • Military will ‘step in and backfill some of the vital roles’, such as ambulance and border security staff, Interior minister said

A new wave of train strikes begins in Britain next week, as well as industrial action by workers in other industries. Photo: AP
A new wave of train strikes begins in Britain next week, as well as industrial action by workers in other industries. Photo: AP
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