The curse of 2016 for Britain does not seem to end as industrial action planned by a number of organisations could cause widespread disruption of services and chaos across the UK. The festive times are threatened by pilots, postal workers and airport staff as well as wide-scale disruption to the rail service caused by planned engineering works.
Unite staff will walk out “as a last resort” a spokesperson for the union said.
More services could be disrupted as Post Office workers represented by the Communications Workers Union said they would also strike for five days in the week before Christmas, including on Christmas Eve. The strike is over job losses, as well as closures of Crown Offices and final salary pensions.
However, the Royal Mail issued a statement on their website that it expected “little or no impact” on its parcels or letters operations. It added there was no change to its last posting dates.
Causing further misery, those travelling by rail were advised to plan journeys in advance as up to 200 rail projects are set to disrupt services. Major works are set to take place on routes out of Paddington, Liverpool Street, Charing Cross, Waterloo, between Newport and Cardiff as well as Manchester Piccadilly.