Train strike: How much are rail workers paid?



RAILWAY workers are striking this week after pay negotiations between union bosses and train operators turned sour. Members of the RMT union are walking out for 24 hours over three days to cause chaos on Britain's railways.
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George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite as a divorced couple in Ticket to Paradise
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Barristers offered 15 per cent hike in fees just days after striking for better pay
Criminal barristers are to receive a 15 per cent fee rise from the end of September, the government announced just days after they closed courts by going on strike.
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Wimbledon 2022: How Britain is bidding to become a tennis powerhouse and seeing the first signs of success
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British Racing Drivers’ Club suspends Nelson Piquet’s membership
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Drivers to pay higher gas prices for ‘as long as it takes’ for Ukraine to win, Biden says
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UK royals' spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs
Royal accounts show the British monarchy’s publicly-funded spending rose by 17% to 102.4 million pounds ($124 million) in the past year, with the renovation of Buckingham Palace taking up a large part of the expenses
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The Undertaker backs Stephanie McMahon to be ‘calm hand’ WWE needs right now
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Pride: Stay at home if you have monkeypox symptoms, says London doctor
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Energy Costs Are A Nightmare For Your Child's School Right Now
Energy bills are skyrocketing for everyone across the UK at the moment – and schools are no exception.Numbers really started to climb in April, when the energy regulator Ofgem lifted the cap on prices adding around £700 to the average household’s annual bill.This significantly exacerbated the cost of living crisis – and is expected to get even more expensive come October when the cap is lifted again, potentially going up by a further £800.The stark reality of the price increase between this academic year and the next was highlighted in a tweet which went viral on Tuesday.Niall Smith, headteacher of Surbiton High School in Kingston-upon-Thames, tweeted: “My school’s electricity bill is going up from £55,000 this (academic) year to an estimated £150,000 next year.“That’s £100,000 that should be going on children’s education.“Multiply that amount across all schools... Someone, somewhere, is making a lot of money.”In a follow-up tweet, he explained that the school’s business manager had gone through a “rigorous re-tendering process” with their governors.“The contract we have just signed is the best we can. We are also exploring energy-saving measures, but these involve additional upfront costs.”My school's electricity bill is going up from £55,000 this (academic) year to an estimated £155,000 next year. That's £100,000 that should be going on children's education. Multiply that amount across all schools... Someone, somewhere, is making a lot of money...— Niall Smith (@niallsmith1970) June 28, 2022For context, the government claimed in 2019 that the average secondary school in England spends around £90,000 a year on energy – more than Surbiton High School (which is an independent school), but still far less than the increase set to hit this autumn.Speaking to HuffPost UK, Smith pointed out that the current deal was set to expire in September.“We started work on getting the best deal in March,” he said.The headteacher continued: “The deal that we got for electricity is better than that offered by the Department for Education recommended broker.”And, he pointed out: “We still haven’t managed to find a gas deal yet, as there is an issue with metering...”.Smith confirmed that the new negotiation was only reached on Monday and that “it was quite a high pressure situation, as the price spot offered only lasts one day”, comparing it to “Deal or No Deal”.Gas prices are soaring all around the world right now, as reduced imports to Europe – following the Russian invasion of Ukraine – have increased the global demand.In response, the Department for Education told HuffPost UK: “We recognise schools may be facing cost pressures, particularly where energy prices have increased.“Cost increases should be seen in the wider context of funding for schools. In 2022-23, core schools funding will increase by £4 billion compared to 2021-22 – a 7% cash terms per pupil boost – and this will help schools to meet wider cost pressures, including energy prices.“All schools can access a range of tools to help them get the best value from their resources, including recommended deals for energy costs and services related to energy.”Related...Has Life Always Been This Hard? Here's A Look At How Our Essential Services Have Changed In The Last Few YearsYour Household Food Shop Is Set To Get Even Pricier. Here's WhyThis Quick Hack Will Help You Find The Cheapest Petrol In Your Area
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Man, 22, unable to speak or walk after falling off buggy on lads’ holiday
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Prue Leith reacts to Danny Kruger’s divisive comments on abortion after Tory MP son says women shouldn’t have ‘absolute right to bodily autonomy’
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Pregnant hedgehog dies along with three babies after boys attacked her
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UK’s first electrified fire engine to be deployed
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Ticket to Paradise: trailer released for new George Clooney and Julia Roberts rom-com
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Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth
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EastEnders star Louisa Lytton to make new attempt at wedding postponed three times
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Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Now - which is the best streaming site?
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Wimbledon urged to stop tennis stars drinking from plastic bottles
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Final council-run nursery in town to close after campaign to save it fails
Bolton Council said Harvey Nursery was 'unviable' and will its doors within weeks
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Xerox CEO dies unexpectedly aged 59
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Joelinton hatches plan to tempt Neymar to join him at Newcastle United
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Lily Allen opens up on abortion and says people shouldn’t have to ‘justify’ them after Roe v Wade overturning
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Johnson denies he is being ‘complacent’ about inflation
There are growing fears that the cost-of-living crisis could tip the UK into recession.
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Johnson denies he is being ‘complacent’ about inflation
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Paris Hilton snubbed President Joe Biden to attend Britney Spears’ wedding
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Amazon is selling cheap air fryers in early Prime Day sale
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Brother of vulnerable woman jailed for gross negligence manslaughter
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Brother of vulnerable woman jailed for gross negligence manslaughter
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Return To Monkey Island director deletes website due to fan abuse
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'They have nothing on Meghan!' Sussex fans demand bullying probe is published
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Denise Van Outen confirms new romance with property developer Jimmy Barba
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‘That 2003 drop-goal’: Nadine Dorries confuses rugby league and union in embarrassing speech gaffe
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Justin Bieber joins wife Hailey Baldwin for church service after worrying facial paralysis diagnosis
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Policeman killed toddler son and then himself while depressed, inquest told
The bodies of David Louden, 39, and three-year-old Harrison were found at their home in Kidderminster on August 13 last year.
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Policeman killed toddler son and then himself while depressed, inquest told
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Woman admits she's fed up of feeling 'lesser than' because she doesn't have kids
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Queen to join Charles for unique military event at her Edinburgh palace
The event will be the largest gathering of the Sovereign’s Body Guard in history, with 25 officers and 298 Archers expected to be on parade.
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Queen to join Charles for unique military event at her Edinburgh palace
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Kinzinger slams fellow Republican Boebert and warns of ‘Christian Taliban’
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A round-the-clock animal hospital is set to open in a pub
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OPINION - The Standard View: Nato is strong when we need it the most
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Released sea turtles and the swearing-in of a president: Thursday’s best photos
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Biden blasts Supreme Court’s ‘outrageous behavior’ at post-Nato press conference
President Joe Biden on Thursday said the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to force women to give birth against their will is more of a destablising force in the US than the record inflation that has left an overwhelming majority of Americans saying the country is on the wrong track.
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Dad 'stabbed to death by boy, 14, after confronting youths swearing by his flat'
Jamie Markham, 45, was stabbed three times including in the neck and died from his injuries, after confronting swearing youths outside his flat in Chingford Mount, north London, a court heard
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How to lower cholesterol and reduce heart rate risk using daily supplement
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Netflix's Money Heist: Korea storms to number one - but fans aren't convinced
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Mother and stepfather jailed for life for murder of Logan Mwangi
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