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Civil Servants and Rail Workers Go On Strike in London

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The UK has seen a series of strikes by civil servants over the past months as people express their dissatisfaction with the worsening economic situation caused by surging energy prices and soaring inflation throughout the country.
Sputnik comes to you live from London, where rail workers and civil servants have gone on strike in order to bargain for better pay and working conditions. Unions are demanding a ten-percent hike in salaries and better job security prospects.
According to the UK Office for National Statistics, the number of working days that were lost in the United Kingdom because of the countrywide strikes in January totaled 220,000.
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