Britain to be plunged into lockdown by the back door today as 500,000 workers strike to bring country to near-standstill
The Sun says UNION barons will today plunge Britain into lockdown by the back door as 500,000 workers go on strike — bringing the country to a near-standstill.
Teachers, civil servants, train drivers, security guards, bus drivers and airport staff will be among the masses joining Walkout Wednesday in the biggest day of industrial action for more than a decade.
Some 85 per cent of schools will be fully or partially closed and 15 rail firms will be running no trains, bringing most routes to a halt.
Millions of people will have to work from home leaving city centres resembling ghost towns with offices close to empty.
Tory MP Brendan Clarke-Smith, a former teacher, said: “We didn’t come out of lockdown to see the unions trying to drag us back into their own version of one.