Labor strikes, protests in Europe over cost of living, pay and welfare

2023-05-13 23:39:21
Labor strikes, protests in Europe over cost of living, pay and welfare

European countries are experiencing a wave of strikes and protests due to high energy prices, a wider rise in living costs, and in France an increase in the retirement age.

With people increasingly under pressure from high prices, the unions demanded pay increases at a time when companies such as energy giants are making massive profits. They're asking for a freeze in energy prices and increased taxation on capital.

Labor unions in different sectors ok the UK economy have taken collective strike decisions in recent months as their purchasing power erodes in the face of rising inflation.

Alongside the dispute over pay raises, workers are also demanding improvement in working conditions and pension rights.

Those who quit their jobs include subway workers, bus drivers and Uber drivers, teachers, dockers, lawyers, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, aviation and postal service workers.

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