Who is on strike today? Daily update for March 15th
Mass disruption will erupt across Britain on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of struggling workers leave on the day the government unveils its plan for Britain’s finances.
More than 36,000 junior doctors are expected to picket again as they continue a 72-hour strike that has resulted in surgeries and canceled appointments for thousands of patients.
They will be joined by around 130,000 civil servants and civil servants in 132 departments – including border guards and tax officials, driving instructors and Ofsted staff.
Some schools across the country will be forced to close as tens of thousands of teachers are also demanding pay rises amid the cost of living crisis.
Londoners face travel chaos as Tube workers from unions ASLEF and RMT take industrial action.
A thousand local BBC journalists will also protest cuts to the station’s local radio services.
In Coventry, Amazon workers will take on their week-long strike over wages at one of the world’s richest companies.
Meanwhile, universities will be hit with action after employers’ organization UCEA ordered its member institutions to implement the first part of the salary offer, despite unions “never agreeing to it”.
Everyone involved is taking a stand on an important day for everyone across the UK – Budget Day.
The nation is braced for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to announce his plan for UK spending in the House of Commons this afternoon.
Many of the strikers are expected to flock to Westminster to stage a large protest together.
Mr Hunt is expected to delay a £500 rise in energy bills by three months and confirm further help for customers with prepayment meters.
The tax paid by businesses will reportedly rise from 19% to 25% in April.
It is also expected to increase the total amount workers can accumulate in their retirement savings before paying additional taxes.
MORE : Junior doctors launch three-day strike action ahead of major week of strikes
MORE : When is Budget Day 2023? Date and time of Jeremy Hunt’s announcement
MORE : A bottle of wine will ‘significantly increase in price’ according to tomorrow’s budget.
Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more stories like this, Visit our news page.
Get the top news, feel-good stories, analysis and more
https://metro.co.uk/2023/03/15/whos-on-strike-today-daily-update-for-march-15-18439064/ Who is on strike today? Daily update for March 15th