• Strike action was cancelled following the Queen's death.

    Many of the biggest strikes in Britain were cancelled following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

    The unions that represent Royal Mail postal workers and railway workers stated they had decided that "out of respect for her service to the country and her family", they have decided to cancel the strike action that was immediate.

    Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96, having a reign of her for 70 years.

    A few shops have declared temporary closures in a gesture of respect.

    The planned strike of postal employees on September 9, as well as RMT rail workers on the 15 and 17 of September, is now suspended.

    The union representing train drivers Aslef has also put off the strike scheduled on September 15.

    The Rail Delivery Group said train schedules would be as normal after the strike was not taking place.

    A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents operators of trains and their employees, said that it was pleased by the decision of the RMT to end the strike next week during the period that is "national mourning".

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    "The whole railway family is united in sending our condolences to the Royal Family," the spokesperson added.

    Network Rail has confirmed that trains will operate like normal for the rest of next week.

    The committee will also examine any planned engineering work scheduled for the weekend that is into the "laying in state period" and then reduce the amount. The works could be delayed in the event that they hinder those from travelling into London to pay tributes.


    The RMT union plans to reschedule the strike but has not determined when. The union would have to provide two weeks with advance notice of any actions in the same way as The Aslef Union.

    RMT Secretary general Mick Lynch said that his union had joined with all of the "whole nation in paying its respects" to Queen Elizabeth.

    "We express our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the country," the official added.

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    Union of train drivers Aslef announced: "In light of the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II's death, Aslef is postponing its industrial action on September 15. We express our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the country."

    The TSSA rail union has also cancelled scheduled industrial action scheduled in September and announced that it would take the position of "respecting the period of public mourning".

    The Trades Unions Congress said it would postpone the annual Congress until the end of this fall in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

    A spokesperson claimed the gesture came "as a mark of respect" and acknowledged "her many years of dedicated service to the country".

    The staff of the CWU, who represent postal workers, has been on strike since Thursday. However, the union cancelled the planned walkout on Friday after the death of the Queen was announced.

    CWU General secretary Dave Ward said the action was cancelled "following the very sad news of the passing of the Queen, and out of respect for her service to the country and her family".

    Workers from a variety of sectors, such as BT call centre employees and engineers at Openreach railway workers, barristers and railway workers, have taken to the streets during the last few weeks over a dispute over wages as wages fail to keep pace with rising costs.

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    The Criminal Bar Association said that the barristers' protests scheduled for next week had been cancelled "out of respect".

    However, it also stated that there was "no movement" from the government, and therefore the industrial action would continue.

    Retailers like Selfridge's, which was awarded an official royal warrant in 2001, were closed on Thursday, and the store said it would stay closed until Friday until reopening over the weekend. Toy chains The Entertainer will also be closed on Friday. The store also provided its "sincere condolences" to the Royal Family.

    The betting stores Betfred, as well as William Hill, have said they will be closing on Friday.

    The tourist attraction Legoland Windsor is also closed on Friday. The theme park announced that visitors who had plans to go there would receive an email regarding their reservation.


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    Updated on 4:57-am September 10,2022

    Tags: RMT, Queen Elizabeth, strike action