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UK Strikes Roll On as 100,000 Civil Servants Call Walkout

  • Civil servants across 124 bodies will strike Feb. 1 over pay
  • Health and rail unions signal gloomy prospects of resolution
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WATCH: Some 100,000 UK civil servants announced plans to strike next month. John Stepek and Marc Champion report.Source: Bloomberg
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Some 100,000 UK civil servants announced plans to strike next month after health care and rail unions signaled they’re far from resolving their disputes with employers and the government, piling further pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s administration.

Workers for 124 government departments and agencies will walk out on Feb. 1, impacting a range of public services including driving tests, passport applications and welfare payments, the Public and Commercial Services union said in a statement.