Teachers and train drivers dominate a fresh round of UK-wide strikes Wednesday aimed at securing pay rises that would ease a cost-of-living crisis caused by soaring inflation.
Large disruption to education and commuter travel is anticipated in the latest mass stoppages by public and private sector workers as the government and company bosses stand firm over wage demands.
Actors and theater workers have called a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest at a draft government bill on pay in the sector.
Unionists said that under the proposed law, the "remuneration of artists in the wider public sector and in private entities will not be determined by collective labor agreements but by the respective government."
Thousands of ambulance workers held another strike across England and Wales yesterday, in escalating industrial action as unions called the government to hold talks on improving pay and conditions.
Ambulance workers began strike action on December 21 last year and further dates are planned for February.
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The union is demanding wage increases and staff hiring