A whole country takes to the streets. Since the summer of 2022, the United Kingdom has witnessed a succession of strikes and social movements affecting all sectors, including health, transport and education. Runaway inflation (higher than forecasts for the rest of the world) coupled with unsatisfactory wages, working conditions and pensions are at the root of the popular unrest.

Industrial action is planned throughout February. On the 6th, around 100,000 health care workers took to the streets for the largest strike in the 75-year history of the NHS. On the 10th, ambulance workers and university staff are expected to hold another day of action.

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