Who is on strike today? All strikes on Wednesday February 1st

Hundreds of thousands of workers are on strike in a fight for better wages and working conditions.

thousands of teachers in England and Wales will go on strike after the National Education Union (NEU) announced seven days of action over the next two months.

The strikes that could see More than 100,000 teachers are taking action in a salary dispute on the same day that university teachers, train drivers, civil servants, bus drivers and security forces are on strike.

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Some parents will be forced to take time off work or organize other childcare due to planned school closures England and Wales.

The NEU estimates that around 85% of schools in England and Wales will be fully or partially closed on Wednesday.

Rail travelers also face another day of travel disruption as train drivers from Aslef and the railway, shipping and transport union are set to strike again in a longstanding dispute over pay, jobs and working conditions.

Protests are to take place across the country against the government’s controversial plans for a new law on minimum service levels during strikes.

Fresh strikes have been announced for later this month, with thousands of ambulance workers in five services across England set to take action on February 10 in a long-running dispute over pay and staffing.

Thousands of Environment Agency workers are also expected to go on strike on February 8 over pay disputes.

The latest TUC research suggests that the average public sector worker is more than £200 a month worse off compared to a decade ago.

Downing Street has conceded Wednesday’s mass strike action will be “very difficult” for the public.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said it was “disappointing” that school leaders are not sure how many teachers will be available for work until the day of the strike itself.

Health leaders are concerned that teachers’ strikes could result in patients with childcare responsibilities suddenly not showing up for scheduled appointments, as well as check-ups, vaccinations and scans.

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “The extent of the disruption is unknown to health leaders as not all schools have confirmed if they can remain open.”

He added: “With pressure this high, that’s the last thing they need.”

Local authorities have begun to map out the impact of the strike on schools, as many can only remain partially open for certain year groups.

In a message to parents, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of NEU, said: “The strike will disrupt their children’s education and we regret that, and it will disrupt their home and work lives and we regret that.

“We sincerely regret it, but we draw attention to disruptions that happen in schools every day.

“Unless we convince the government to invest in education, this disruption will just continue.”

The Department of Education (DfE) has offered most teachers a 5% pay rise for the current school year, but the NEU is calling for a fully-funded pay rise above inflation for teachers.

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