UK government meeting unions in bid to end wave of strikes


              Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak foreground left, meets with patient Pauline Burke, 2nd right sitting with her daughter Emma, right and husband Patrick, with Minister of State for Social Care Helen Whately, background, during a visit to the Rutland Lodge Healthcare Centre in Leeds, England, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Oli Scarff/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left,listens to Donna Pereira as he meets with a multi-disciplinary team who provide virtual care  during a visit to the Rutland Lodge Healthcare Centre in Leeds, England, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Oli Scarff/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a meeting with a multi-disciplinary team who provide virtual care, during a visit to the Rutland Lodge Healthcare Centre in Leeds, England, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Oli Scarff/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Aslef General Secretary Mick Whelan leaves the the Department of Transport following a meeting between members of the rail unions and Minister of State for Rail and HS2, Huw Merriman, after a week of disruption to rail services because of strikes, in Westminster, London, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. British government ministers are meeting trade union leaders in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the U.K.’s rail network and overburdened health system. Health Secretary Steve Barclay is holding talks with health care unions. Other ministers are meeting with railway unions who have staged months of strikes, and teaching unions that are considering classroom walkouts.  (James Manning/PA via AP)
            
              Mick Lynch, left,  general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and assistant general secretary John Leach arrive at the Department for Transport for a meeting, in London, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. British government ministers are meeting trade union leaders in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the U.K.’s rail network and overburdened health system. Health Secretary Steve Barclay is holding talks with health care unions. Other ministers are meeting with railway unions who have staged months of strikes, and teaching unions that are considering classroom walkouts.(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
            
              Sara Gorton, head of health at Unison arrives for a meeting with Health Secretary Steve Barclay at the Department of Health following industrial action over pay, in London, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.  U.K. government ministers are meeting trade union leaders on Monday in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Britain's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steve Barclay arrives in Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting in London, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022.  U.K. government ministers are meeting trade union leaders on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
            Unite lead national officer Onay Kasab speaks to the media as he arrives for a meeting with Health Secretary Steve Barclay at the Department of Health following industrial action over pay, in London, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.  U.K. government ministers are meeting trade union leaders on Monday in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
UK government meeting unions in bid to end wave of strikes