Other workers mull next strike as rail chaos hits UK – full list of industries

While rail workers are retiring in a major dispute over wages and working conditions, there are many other workplaces considering their own industrial action over workplace disputes

The pickets outside Bristol Temple Meads railway station
The UK faces strikes in several sectors if employment requirements are not met

Millions of Britons are facing travel chaos as the biggest rail strike in a generation began this week.

Around 40,000 RMT members at Network Rail and 13 operators left yesterday after last-ditch talks collapsed, with 24-hour strikes also planned for June 23-25.

Train drivers’ union ASLEF is conducting a one-day strike on Greater Anglia railways on Thursday and two days the following week on Croydon Tramlink.

It also elects members at nearly a dozen other railroad companies.

The TSSA union is electing members at nine rail companies and Network Rail, with the first industrial action possible in mid-July.

Track maintenance engineers at Alstom also quarrel with employers over pay and working conditions. But many other industries are also planning possible strikes.

This is the latest on all the planned industrial action and what workers are fighting for.

postal worker

The Communication Workers Union begins this week with the vote of more than 115,000 Royal Mail workers in consecutive industrial action over a 2% pay rise offer.

bus driver

Bus drivers in London could also scrap proposals to shorten routes, according to Unite the Union.

Unite has demanded guarantees that no jobs will be lost and net compensation will not fall.

nursing staff

Carers, nurses and home workers at Bristol-based care company St Monica Trust are planning a strike over alleged threats to sack them unless they accept a pay cut.

traffic cops

The GMB union has called a seven-day strike of all Wiltshire traffic cops from June 30 to July 6 over alleged pay cuts of 10% – or £2,000 a year.


The sandpaper manufacturer Saint Gobain in Stafford is threatened with a strike over a wage dispute.

There is also a dispute over payment at the Carlisle-based soft drink manufacturer Crown Bevcan.

Budweiser workers have also announced summer strikes over wages.

ferry worker

Staff working on Red Funnel ferries to the Isle of Wight are embroiled in a pay dispute.


British Airways check-in workers at Heathrow are elected to strike over pay.

A consultative vote with thousands of other BA staff has also received overwhelming support.


Both major teachers’ unions, each with hundreds of thousands of members, say they could exit if proposed pay rises come in well below inflation.

The National Education Union said it would write to Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi this week.

The teachers’ union NASUWT reportedly wants a 12% pay rise for its members and said it would elect the members for national industrial action in November if the government did not implement a “salary restoration”.

doctors and nurses

The NHS Pay Review Body is about to make its recommendations on pay increases for nurses and other healthcare professionals in England.

The Royal College of Nursing has called for a pay rise of 5% above inflation.

The British Medical Association, which represents doctors, will consider a ballot unless young doctors get 22%.

waste collector

There is a dispute between Veolia refuse collection workers for Croydon City Council over pay.

The same issue is at the heart of a dispute involving refuse workers employed by Biffa in Wealden, East Sussex.


Criminal lawyers in England and Wales have voted to go on strike later this month over concerns about funding for legal aid.

Members of the Criminal Bar Association are planning strikes next Monday and Tuesday.


The Communication Workers Union is electing around 50,000 workers at BT over an alleged ‘insulting’ wage offer.

Voting ends next week and could lead to BT’s first nationwide strike in 35 years.

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