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London gripped by decade’s biggest strikes

Season 1

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are striking in Britain’s biggest day of industrial action for over a decade.

In this episode:

- Many schools closed and railway stations deserted

- Train and bus drivers join civil servants and teachers walking out in pay and pensions dispute

- Widespread disruption caused

- Lecturers on picket line after rejecting below-inflation pay offer

- Evening Standard senior feature writer Katie Strick interviews Dr Pat McGovern, associate professor in sociology at LSE

- Final-year King’s College London undergraduate and freelance journalist Liv Facey on studying through strikes and Covid.

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