UK PM Sunak ‘disappointed’ by disruption caused by strikes

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday he was disappointed about disruption caused by strikes by unions representing workers in sectors including rail, health and border staff.

“I’m really sad and disappointed about the disruption that has been caused to so many people’s lives, particularly at Christmas time,” Sunak told reporters.

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The past year has seen strike action in a range of sectors from dock workers to lawyers as decades-high inflation has eroded earnings.

The government insists it must stick to more modest increases for public sector workers recommended by independent pay review bodies in order to bring inflation under control.

Railway workers will stage another strike from 6:00 pm on Friday, Christmas Eve until December 27.

And on Saturday some London bus workers and Environment Agency employees will also launch separate waves of action.

The Border Force strikes will take place every day for the rest of the year, except December 27.

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