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Canada: United Kingdom: The explosion of the cost of living causes a wave of strikes

Ukraine has carried out several drone attacks in Russia, Zelensky near the front in Donbass

 Ukraine has carried out several drone attacks in Russia, Zelensky near the front in Donbass © Copyright 2022, the Obs Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky went this Tuesday, December 6 near the front, not far from Bakhmout, in Donbass, the main battlefield in eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has resisted a Russian offensive for months. Andreï Kourkov: "Putin prepared Russian society for the idea that Ukrainian society must be destroyed This trip also comes at a time when Russia accuses its neighbor of multiplying drone attacks against aerodromes on its territory.

Les postiers en grève au Royaume-Uni © AFP- Justin Tallis The strike postal workers in the United Kingdom Interview- strikes have multiplied since December 1 throughout the Kingdom- Uni and will continue until Christmas. Postmen, teachers, teachers, nurses, railway workers disengage .... Iain Begg, professor of economics at the LSE of London deciphers the motivations of the demonstrators, in particular the explosion of the cost of living in recent months, and the many years of wage austerity.

A black December. The British press never ceases to titrate on strikes which will multiply in the United Kingdom every day until Christmas . And perhaps beyond the first of the year. Railroad workers, teachers, postal workers, midwives, nurses, driving school teachers ... have deposited work stoppages and debrayent. The government is thinking of sending the army to help the smooth running of essential public services. Why a movement also followed? The economist Iain Begg, professor at the European Institute of London School of Economics delivers his analysis. 5 Challenges - The United Kingdom seems threatened with paralysis. What sectors are particularly affected by work stoppages? 7 IAIN Begg - The wave of strikes in the United Kingdom (and the threats of seeing them multiply) mainly affects the economy sectors which provide public services of general interest. Most of these services, even if they are formally private (for example, railway companies), largely depend on public funding. In some cases, such as the national health service, the public sector is directly the employer. 1 What are the reasons for this broad social movement? 6 The reasons for strikes are diverse, although a common grievance is the rapid increase in the cost of living in last year. For railway workers, the protection of working conditions, some of which can objectively be difficult to justify, is part of history, especially since employers highlight the need for reforms to compensate for the drop in income after the pandemic. The conflict to Royal Mail is also affected by the drop in income - in part because the distribution of mail is subject to competition from electronic communications. For university staff, a specific problem is the decline in the generosity of the pension system. The nurses claim that they have not benefited from salary increases in recent years, which places them behind similar qualification workers in other sectors. 5 The pressure exerted on public sector wages since 2010 is an underlying factor. First there were the years of austerity, then the pandemic. In the nursing sector, the growing number of vacancies is a challenge. This can become a vicious circle in which fewer staff add to the pressure on existing staff to cope with a health system that still has trouble recovering from the pandemic.

At least one dead and three injured in blast from suspected suicide bombing in Indonesia

  At least one dead and three injured in blast from suspected suicide bombing in Indonesia At least one person has been killed and three injured in an explosion at a police station in the city of Bandung, capital of Indonesia’s West Java province, in what is suspected to have been a suicide bombing. The explosion occurred on Wednesday at around 08.30 hours (02.30 Spanish peninsular time) at the police station […]The explosion occurred on Wednesday at around 08.30 hours (02.30 Spanish peninsular time) at the police station in Astanaanyar district, after a man tried to gain access with a knife.

What does the government do new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ? 6 The government has tried to distance itself from certain conflicts, but it is faced with growing criticism. For certain sectors, independent wage review bodies recommend what should be proposed, but when these recommendations are lower than inflation, they of course cause friction. For rail workers, the government tried to explain that it was unions and employers to negotiate, but the last (of a long series) Minister of Transport finally agreed to admit that he should ( Less) try to set the tone, even if it does not participate directly in the negotiations. So far, it was the leader of the Transport Syndicate (RMT), the very charismatic Mick Lynch, who has managed to take over in the communication race.

Biden official tells Congress Ukraine could take back Crimea: report .
A Biden administration official told several members of Congress at a briefing last month that Ukraine now has the military capability to retake Crimea from Russia, NBC News reported on Friday. The official was reportedly asked whether Ukraine would try to retake the peninsula, which Russia has held since 2014, and responded that it has the…The official was reportedly asked whether Ukraine would try to retake the peninsula, which Russia has held since 2014, and responded that it has the ability to do so.

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