Nearly half a million UK workers set for mass strike demanding higher pay

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Close to half a million workers are ready to strike on a single day as Britain faces an escalation of industrial action across a number of sectors.

Unions representing civil servants, teachers, university staff and train drivers have said their members will walk out on Feb. 1 as part of demands for higher pay to cope with the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation.

About 450,000 workers have a mandate to strike, according to Bloomberg calculations. If all the union members took up their right, the day’s industrial action would come close to matching every walkout throughout the whole of November.

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