The U.K. is bracing for some of the worst strikes in at least a decade as workers push for bigger pay raises. Nurses for Britain’s state health service are threatening their firstever strike near Christmas. Ambulance drivers have voted to walk out for the first time in 30 years. Household incomes are set to fall 7% over the next two fiscal years, the biggest drop in records dating to the 1950s. Average pay growth for the U.K private sector was 6.6% in July to September 2022, compared with 2.2% for the public sector.