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UK strikes again, harder than it has in some time.

This month, hundreds of thousands of British workers are quitting their jobs.

Workers in the United Kingdom are preparing for the nation’s largest strikes in at least a decade. Nurses, paramedics, teachers, public transportation employees, postal workers, and border agents are just a few of the employees walking off the job. Major protests are scheduled every other day this month.

The strikers request wage increases due to astronomical inflation and a bleak economic outlook. The strikes will inevitably weigh further on the British economy, which has had a difficult few months (remember Liz Truss?).

Border agents will go on strike in the days preceding Christmas, causing officials to warn of disruptions to holiday travel plans for Britons. However, a recent poll indicates that the public supports striking nurses. Strikes in the healthcare industry are increasing concerns about patient safety, but the public supports striking nurses.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has hinted that “tough new laws” will be enacted against strikers. It is anticipated that he will attempt to impose minimum service levels, limiting the services that striking workers can withhold. To avoid burdening taxpayers and exacerbating inflation, he will have to walk a fine line between making concessions to workers and giving in completely to wage demands.