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Bernie Sanders joins UK transport strike rally, calls out ‘corporate greed’

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Bernie Sanders joins UK transport strike rally, calls out 'corporate greed'

British workers across a wide range of industries, from refuse collectors to court barristers to postal workers, have decided to strike this summer as double-digit inflation surges ahead of wage increases. “People across the world need to stand together to tell the oligarchs they cannot have it all,” Bernie Sanders tells the gathering at Trade Union Congress headquarters. (Peter Nicholls / Reuters) Veteran US Senator Bernie Sanders has joined striking British workers at a trade union rally in London, saying workers need to stand together to fight back at what he called “corporate greed” and billionaires amassing more wealth.

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The event on Wednesday was hosted by the RMT union, which has been at the heart of strikes that have crippled Britain's transport network in recent months as workers demand better pay and conditions to counter the impact of soaring energy price-driven inflation.

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“People across the world need to stand together to tell the oligarchs they cannot have it all,” Sanders told the gathering at the Trade Union Congress headquarters

“No one can tell me from a moral perspective or from an economic perspective that it makes any sense at all that so few have so much and so many have so little.”

Sanders, a Democrat socialist whose progressive campaigning helped push the US Democratic Party agenda sharply to the left, ran to be US president in 2020 but ultimately lost out on the party nomination to eventual election winner Joe Biden

Mick Lynch on what it means to have the Solidarity of @BernieSanders #RMT #EnoughIsEnough #demandbetter pic.twitter.com/osWugROZt6

— An Alternative Union (@AnAltUnion) August 31, 2022 UK workers strike 

British workers across a wide range of industries, from refuse collectors to court barristers to postal workers, have decided to strike this summer as double-digit inflation surges ahead of wage increases

There is little end in sight to Britain's industrial unrest with the government urging restraint from employers, companies facing rising costs and workers eyeing forecasts which show inflation increasing well into next year

One transport workers union earlier on Wednesday announced a 24-hour strike next month, while workers of the telecoms group BT, privately owned delivery service Royal Mail and journalists at media company Reach all held separate strikes

During the 2020 US presidential race and a failed 2016 run at the Democratic Party nomination, Sanders' anti-establishment, pro-healthcare and labour rights message captured the attention of swathes of grassroots activists at home and among leftist movements abroad

READ MORE: Thousands of workers halt UK railways as summer of strikes continue

This is what solidarity with workers looks like

Bernie Sanders addressing the @RMTunion rally

People are tired of working long hours, with insecure jobs for poverty pay. Enough is Enough pic.twitter.com/D4dFaUbf6t

Claudia Webbe MP (@ClaudiaWebbe) August 31, 2022 Source: Reuters