Further train strikes to hit the UK at the end of month could provide another hit to hospitality at the start of the year.
The Drinks Business reports how ASLEF rail union has announced more strikes that are set to affect train operators between 30 January and 5 February.
ASLEF members that work for various different train companies and lines across the UK will walk out on and between these dates. The union continue to organise strikes due to the ongoing dispute between train companies and the UK Government, as train drivers have had not had a pay rise since 2019.
The disruption the UK has seen so far through train strikes has had a significant impact on the hospitality industry, costing it an estimated £4bn amidst lost bookings and cancellations.
Although progress has been made with some rail unions agreeing to pay rises, this issue is clearly far from sorted. These recently announced raft of strikes could cause around £350m and prove severe, as January and February are well known for being quieter months for hospitality businesses.
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