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British union announced strikes for better wages

The decision comes after railroad engineers turned down an offer to increase their wages by just 5 percent, less than the inflationary figure, which official sources said was set at 10 percent.

According to the union organization, the protests in the industry, which brought in more than €9 billion last year, are taking place on the nights of three consecutive Fridays: March 3rd, 10th and 17th.

According to RMT general secretary Mick Lynch, workers are “fed up with not being offered a decent pay rise (…). Company enjoys huge revenue.”

The planned initiative for March is part of the union’s nationwide demonstrations at state infrastructure company Network Rail, and 14 rail operators will also go on strike on the 16th, 18th and 30th of the same month.