Transportation workers in Northern Ireland will participate in strike action for 24 hours beginning at midnight on December 1st. Bus and railroad services in the region will be significantly affected, and the public will experience delays and cancellations. Transportation workers in Northern Ireland are represented by three different unions, Unite, GMB, and the Service Industrial Professional and Technical Union. The unions all approved strike action, and are seeking increases in worker pay. The office of the Secretary of State in Northern Ireland stated that there is no room in the fiscal budget for wage raises, as the Northern Ireland Department of Infrastructure did not allocate funds for pay increases. The unions have announced that the strike action was the very last option, as they were given no other alternative to deal with this issue. Transportation workers may continue to strike until the end of the year, if a contract agreement with increased wages is not reached.