Thousands marched in central London to protest the rising cost of living.

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Estimates by unions showed that workers have lost about a third of their purchasing power – around 20,000 euros – since 2008.

A protester (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls) at the protest on Parliament Street in London, England this Saturday
A protester (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls) at the protest on Parliament Street in London, England this Saturday

At a demonstration in London this Saturday, tens of thousands demanded further action from the Government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. facing the crisis of rising cost of living.

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Summoned by the union federation TUC affiliated with organizations in various regions England and Wales met on a walk through some streets The center of the British capital.

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The protest went forward Downing Street is the official residence of the CEO, where many slogans and banners shout and the seat of Parliament ended in front of the Palace of Westminster.

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Unions predict British workers lost around a third of their purchasing power compared to 2008 due to inflation and non-updating wages. guarantee that and Biggest drop in “real wages” since 1830.

Cost of living protests in the UK REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Cost of living protests in the UK REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

This represents the missing third Since 2008 approximately 20.000 Euros because wages could not keep up with inflation.

“We didn’t have No salary increase in the last ten years. And during that time everything went up. It’s not just gasoline, it’s municipal taxes and everything else.” announced ef Stephanie is a teacher at an English school.

your colleague Jacinta points out that the crisis “is caused by the mismanagement of our governments.” . “They are wasting money in the wrong places, lining the pockets of the rich and not thinking for a moment about the workers”.

throughout the show, Banners with pictures of Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak The slogan reads: “You have to pay them.”

Demonstrators staged a union-organized protest against the British government's policies in London's Parliament Square on June 18, 2022.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Demonstrators staged a union-organized protest against the British government’s policies in London’s Parliament Square on June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

messages in favor removing ‘Tories’ from government; Those who say “Tax the rich, not the workers” and those seeking to increase the funding of the public health system.

“The problem is We have an extremely unfair system. We have a prime minister who doesn’t care at all about ordinary people, Boris Johnson. It is an elitist system. The answer is a Labor government, we need a Labor government to build a fairer UK,” said Simon of the GMT union.

“The main cause of the cost of living crisis facing the UK is Boris Johnson and his current cabinet ”, agrees with his partner Sarah.

Protest against Boris Johnson government and rising cost of living (REUTERS / Henry Nicholls)
Protest against Boris Johnson government and rising cost of living (REUTERS / Henry Nicholls)

“They blame it all on the war in Ukraine and global inflation, but what really happened is that they mismanaged Brexit and refused to act. While we could have done something to prevent the spike in fuel, that’s what’s screwing us all up,” he adds.

humanitarian organization Care4Calais and some protesters are using the march to raise their voices against the protests. Johnson plans to deport Rwandan asylum seekers arriving in the UK via the English Channel.

It is an inhuman, incredibly cruel and immoral measure. ”, stressed Myriam while holding a banner against racism during the protest.

Marches against rising cost of living in London REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Marches against rising cost of living in London REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

“People they are desperate, poverty is on the rise and they need someone to blame. Same old story How can you divide the working class? How do you find someone to blame? Blame a minority,” he complains.

With information from EFE and EuropaPress

Source: Info Bae

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