Corruption or Delay?

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The Strikes in the UK have been running for a long time with little success from the side of both the government and the workers.

Communication has been disrupted by strikes by railway line workers, bus drivers, etc. Nearly 1 in 5 people reported having their travel plans disrupted by rail strikes that occurred in December 2022 and early January 2023, however, fewer than 1 in 10 of those disrupted were unable to work. Over half of parents reported that they would be affected if schools closed because of strikes, with 31% saying they would have to work fewer hours and 28% saying that they would not be able to work. The healthcare system has been disrupted by strikes by nurses, doctors, and other vital workers in this system. The Education System is also affected by teacher strikes. The education sector saw the second-highest number of days lost between June and December 2022. This peaked in November 2022 when 174,000 days were lost in education, 38% of the total number of days lost that month. The inflation rate in March 2023 was 5.7%.

The Government and the workers have been refusing to meet the conditions of each other through negotiations. The NEU ( National Education Union ) has blamed the Government for refusing to negotiate. But, despite knowing the fact that these are the most vital workers that are on strike in the nation, why is the Government refusing negotiations or failing negotiations constantly? Is there corruption involved? If involved, then in what ways is it going to personally benefit the Government? If it is the delay, then why is it being delayed? Is the Government taking it for granted?