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14 Aug 2019 | 07:04 AM UTC

UK: Transport union plans multiple countrywide protests and strike Aug. 14-Sep. 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Transport union calls for countrywide protests on August 14 and strikes between August 24-25 and August 31-September 1; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds

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Event

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has called for multiple countrywide demonstrations in railway stations on Wednesday, August 14, to protest the increase in rail fares. Union members are expected to protest in several major railway stations including most notably:

RMT leaders have also called for all employees of the rail renewals contractor Clarke Chapman Facilities Management to participate in strike action starting at 00:01 on Saturday, August 24, until 23:59 on Sunday, August 25, and again starting at 00:01 on Saturday, August 31, to 23:59 on Sunday, September 1, to demand better pay.

A heightened security presence is expected near all protest sites, as well as localized transportation disruptions during the protests and strike actions. 

Advice

Individuals throughout the UK are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized business and transportation disruptions around protest sites.

 

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