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UK faces a summer of discontent as historic inflation and real wage declines stoke strikes

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 25: A view of the crowd at the RMT strike rally at Kings cross station on June 25, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. The biggest rail strikes in 30 years started on Monday night continuing on Thursday and again Saturday, with trains cancelled across the UK for much of the week. […]

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Strikes this month: Every industry striking in July as ‘summer of discontent’ looms

Airline strikes Airline workers threatened strike action at a fragile time for the industry, with GMB and Unite unions coordinating dates in July for check-in staff. They initially planned strikes over the summer holidays but have since called them off, as they achieved a “vastly improved” pay offer for British Airways. Union members must now […]

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Summer of Discontent! Europe on brink of chaos as protests & strikes threaten standstill

In a sign of the upcoming summer of discontent, protests are erupting across Europe. Spain’s farmers have blocked highways in the southern region of Andalusia to protest rising fuel prices. The same scenes were captured in videos in The Netherlands where farmers have blockaded supermarket distribution centres. And fishermen have now joined protests by blocking […]

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Trade unions and Labour could split over general strike as ‘summer of discontent’ looms

Grant Shapps says train strikes are under ‘false pretence’ As trade union membership declined over the last four decades, the very political party unionism created – Labour – sought new voter bases. Last week, amid the biggest rail strike in 30 years, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been ambiguous in his support for workers partaking […]

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GB News: Panellist slams planned RMT strike action and warns of ‘summer of discontent’

The political commentator and writer spoke with GB News host Patrick Christys, who also got heated during the discussion and called for a “robot tube” service. Mr Melville criticised the timing of the strike action amid a “cost of no travel crisis” and also warned of a “summer of discontent” in terms of strikes. As […]

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Desperate Putin may resort to martial law as Kremlin ‘worried’ about Russian ‘discontent’

Russian President Vladimir Putin is “very worried” about growing unrest in Russia, amid rumours of martial law being imposed in the country. Earlier this week, the Kremlin was forced to deny US intelligence claims that President Putin would place the country under strict martial law. William Taylor, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, told CNN […]

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Kate and William tour of Caribbean ‘not enough’ to clamp down on realm discontent

Royal expert Omid Scobie has argued that sending Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge to Jamaica and the Bahamas to counter rising anti-monarchism has not been enough to curb discontent among some Commonwealth nations.  Mr Scobie told the Royal Report podcast: “I think partly through the fact that this was a trip celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee and so […]

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Finance

House price fears as mortgage rates rise – ‘winter of discontent’ for property market

HOUSE PRICES face a “winter of discontent” as rising inflation drives up mortgage costs after years of near-zero interest rates. This could finally slow property price growth or even send it to into reverse, experts warn. Winter is coming so how worried should you be? Read more here Daily Express :: Finance Feed