UK unions suspend strikes out of respect for late Queen — Analysis

Communications and transport workers have canceled protest actions after news of Elizabeth II’s death broke

Three British trade unions that represent the country’s postal and train services workers have announced the suspension of planned strikes following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

After the Thursday news, Communication Workers Union (CWU), called off plans to strike Friday. This decision was taken “out of respect for [the late Queen’s] service to the country and her family,”According to the union.

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, RMT, stated that it had also suspended the strikes scheduled for September 15 and 17, for the same reason.

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) canceled industrial actions planned for September and said it “will be respecting the period of public mourning.”

British workers have been protesting against the high inflation and demanding better pay.

After seven decades of reign, Queen Elizabeth II is 96 years old.

Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully in her home in Scotland.

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