international guest

Wave of wage strikes in the United Kingdom: "The country could experience a terrible winter"

Audio 05:46

On August 18, 2022, rail transport is paralyzed by the largest strike in 30 years.


By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

The United Kingdom is going through a major unprecedented social crisis.

On a war footing, workers who can no longer cope with galloping inflation are demanding better working conditions and higher wages.

After the railway workers and employees of the London Underground, the dockworkers at the port of Felixstowe, one of the largest in the country, began an eight-day strike last Sunday to obtain increases.


Interview with Sophie Loussouarn, professor of British civilization at the University of Picardie.

Author of 

Brexit and its aftermath

, published by Bloomsbury.


Receive all the international news directly in your mailbox

I subscribe

Follow all the international news by downloading the RFI application


  • UK

  • Economic crisis

  • Transportation

  • Employment and Labor

  • Unions

On the same subject

United Kingdom: no criminal prosecution for P&O Ferries after the dismissal of 800 sailors

UK: Dockworkers at Britain's biggest freight port join strike against inflation

United Kingdom: the Bank of England criticized for its inertia in the face of inflation