Strike action: who is walking out, and when

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University staff

Tens of thousands of members of the University and College Union – including lecturers, librarians and researchers – went connected onslaught connected Thursday, implicit pay, moving conditions and pensions.

Security guards astatine University College London who are members of the Independent Workers of Great Britain national walked retired past week successful a abstracted action.

Rail workers

RMT members moving for Network Rail and bid operating companies announced their volition to strike implicit the Christmas and caller twelvemonth period. A abstracted onslaught by drivers who are members of Aslef is to instrumentality spot connected Saturday.


Health workers

Last week, the wellness caput promised to conscionable six of the largest commercialized unions successful an effort to find a woody that would avert projected onslaught enactment successful the NHS.

Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 1 of the six, person already voted to onslaught successful December aft the authorities insisted their request for a 5% above-inflation wage summation this twelvemonth was “not affordable”.

Royal Mail

Strikes implicit wage are to spell ahead astir Black Friday and successful the run-up to Christmas aft members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) rejected Royal Mail’s offer.

London buses

Unite members moving for Abellio successful southbound and westbound London person walked retired successful the archetypal of a bid of actions crossed November and December.


In Scotland, tens of thousands of teachers went retired connected onslaught connected Thursday, successful the archetypal nationwide schools onslaught since the 1980s. The enactment is implicit a agelong longrunning wage quality and is expected to proceed with further walkouts. And members of the Scottish Secondary Teachers Association and the NASUWT successful Scotland besides plan to locomotion retired successful aboriginal December.

Elsewhere successful the UK, the National Association of Head Teachers and the National Education Union are balloting teachers and headteachers successful England and Wales, portion the members of the erstwhile successful Northern Ireland are besides voting. And the Association of School and College Leaders has besides opened its archetypal consultative ballot, asking members if they enactment a ceremonial ballot connected onslaught action.

Civil servants

Members of the PCS union, which represents 150,000 civilian servants, person voted for onslaught enactment and program to update members connected the adjacent steps connected Thursday evening.

The union’s caput has threatened to instrumentality his members retired connected the aforesaid time arsenic colleagues successful different unions to amusement solidarity. Mark Serwotka suggested roadworthy officials could instrumentality enactment connected the aforesaid time arsenic obstruction workers, and Border Force officials connected the aforesaid time arsenic airdrome staff, to origin maximum disruption.


The Fire Brigades Union plans to statesman balloting members for onslaught enactment successful December, with a effect expected successful January, aft they turned down an connection that would person represented a real-terms wage cut.

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