Friday was supposed to be the second day of a 48-hour strike by Royal Mail workers demanding a pay rise, but the strike was called off, the CWU union said. On Thursday, September 15, there was to be a protest of the drivers of twelve railway carriers, organized by their association ASLEF.
Another round of railwaymen strikes, which has been carried out every few weeks since the end of June by the RMT railway, sea and road transport workers’ union, was to take place on September 15th and 17th. Both unions also announced that no protests will be held on these dates.
In a statement on Thursday, RMT’s Mick Lynch said that trade unionists join “the whole nation in paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth.”
“We express our deepest condolences to her family, friends and country,” he added.
On Friday, the details of the national mourning and the funeral of the queen, who died on Thursday afternoon, will most likely be announced. The funeral will probably take place on the weekend of September 17-18.