Friday 12 August 2022 01:52 PM Britain faces fresh rail chaos tomorrow due to Aslef strikes trends now

Friday 12 August 2022 01:52 PM Britain faces fresh rail chaos tomorrow due to Aslef strikes trends now
Friday 12 August 2022 01:52 PM Britain faces fresh rail chaos tomorrow due to Aslef strikes trends now

Friday 12 August 2022 01:52 PM Britain faces fresh rail chaos tomorrow due to Aslef strikes trends now

Britain's 'Summer of discontent' will continue tomorrow with no trains running across large swathes of the country as drivers walk out in a row over pay - despite enjoying a median salary of £59,000. 

Drivers from nine rail companies will walk out of their jobs for a 24-hour period in a row over pay, while other firms are warning there will be a knock-on effect that could cause significant disruption. 

The strike will take place on a Saturday, hitting thousands of people travelling to sporting events and those trying to travel on their holidays during the summer break. 

Drivers from nine rail companies will walk out of their jobs for a 24-hour period in a row over pay. Pictured: Empty tracks at Kings Cross

Drivers from nine rail companies will walk out of their jobs for a 24-hour period in a row over pay. Pictured: Empty tracks at Kings Cross  

One of the UK's most popular bands, Coldplay are due to perform at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in front of as many as 90,000 fans - who may be affected by the planned strike.

The announcement was made by Aslef on the same day as other strikes by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and Transport Salaried Staffs Association crippled services, with only around one in five trains running and some areas having none at all.

An estimated 6,500 drivers will be taking part.       

Last night it emerged junior doctors are also set to strike again unless the Government commits to a significant pay rise.

The British Medical Association (BMA) says it will ballot junior doctors for industrial action following an 'unacceptable' pay increase of 2 per cent.

The BMA is calling for a rise of up to 26 per cent, which it claims represents 'pay restoration' to the level of wages in 2008, after which point salaries began to fall steeply in real terms due to the cost of living.

The organisation, which represents all doctors in the UK, says its junior doctors are demoralised, burnt out and feeling undervalued.

The decision to ballot members follows 'deafening silence' from the Government over the issue of pay restoration, it added.

In a recent BMA survey of junior doctors, 83 per cent said this year's 2 per cent pay award was 'completely unacceptable'.  

A breakdown of tomorrow's rail strikes is as follows - 

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