Biggest rail strike in 30 years over pay and jobs brings UK to standstill

Picket lines appeared at dawn and will be lined by some of the more than 40,000 rail workers who are due to strike on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, bringing the network to a standstill

The London Underground metro network was also mostly closed due to a separate strike. (Photo: Reuters)
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The London Underground metro network was also mostly closed due to a separate strike. (Photo: Reuters)

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Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off on Tuesday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs that could pave the way for widespread industrial action across the economy in coming months.

Picket lines appeared at dawn and will be lined by some of the more than 40,000 rail workers who are due to strike on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, bringing the network to a standstill. The London Underground metro network was also mostly closed due to a separate strike.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under pressure to do more to help

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 1:05 PM IST

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