uk nurses
See what it's like in the UK as strikes bring country to a halt
02:47 - Source: CNN
London CNN  — 

Brits are facing another week of travel chaos as rail strikes drag into the new year, disrupting the return to workplaces following the holidays and dealing another blow to retail and hospitality businesses.

Some 40,000 rail workers began five days of strike action over pay on Tuesday, shutting down rail services across the United Kingdom and continuing months of unrest that blighted travel for much of last year.

Britain’s largest transport union, RMT, said workers will strike on January 3, 4, 6 and 7. ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, will also walk out on January 5.