Industrial action: a summer of discontent?

Speculation that the UK will be ‘halted’ by strike action this summer is raising the question of whether we will be taken back to the 1970’s. The public sector was experiencing a malaise at the time, which led to a wave of industrial actions, which left rubbish on the streets, the dead unburied, and trains inoperable.

Unions across the UK are calling to see pay rises and better retirement plans. Many say they will continue their strike until these demands have been met.