Full list of all the upcoming strike dates

From the RMT to Unite, and from the CWU to Unison - trade unions are gearing up for an intensification of strike action

Unite balloons being flown at a TUC march

In what was branded a ‘hot strike summer’, the UK’s trade unions have been increasingly assertive in their campaigns to defend the pay, pensions, jobs and conditions of their members. From rail workers to posties, workers across the country and in a range of sectors are taking industrial action in the coming weeks and months.

Here’s a list of all the upcoming strike dates, along with details of where picket lines will be so you can show your solidarity with the striking workers.

When are ASLEF members going on strike?

ASLEF members at nine rail companies – Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Southeastern and West Midlands Train – were on strike on August 13. It is likely that there will be further strike dates to be announced.

When are RMT members going on strike?

RMT members have been engaged in a protracted dispute with Network Rail and the train operators for several months. Since June, over 40,000 RMT members have taken industrial action on a number of days across the country. The RMT had planned strike dates on 15 and 17 September. These have since been cancelled following the death of the Queen.

When are TSSA members going on strike?

TSSA members at Network Rail, Avanti West Coast, c2c, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Great Western Railway, LNER and Southeastern have been on strike alongside RMT members. TSSA represents administrative, managerial, professional and technical workers on the railways. The TSSA announced that its members would be on strike for 24 hours from Midday on September 26. This has since been cancelled following the death of the Queen.

When are CWU members going on strike?

The CWU represents workers in the communications sectors.

Around 115,000 CWU members at Royal Mail will be going on strike for four days. Postal workers walked out on August 26 and August 31. Plans for further strike action was postponed following the death of the Queen. There are now strike dates confirmed for September 30 and October 1.

In addition, CWU members at BT and Openreach were on strike on August 30 and August 31.

When are Unite members going on strike?

Unite is a general private sector union which has recently won major pay awards from employers as a result of industrial action. Its members in a range of different workplaces are set to go on strike in the coming weeks.

  • Unite members employed by Network Rail joined the rail strikes alongside the TSSA and RMT this summer. It is likely further strike dates will be announced.
  • Over 1,000 Unite members on the London Underground and at Transport for London have been on strike across the summer. It is likely further strike dates will be announced.
  • Over 1,900 workers at the port of Felixstowe walked out for eight days from August 21 to August 29. A second round of strikes have been announced, with an eight day walkout planned from 27 September to 5 October.
  • Unite members at Cooperative Funeral Care went on strike from August 22-29. Additional strike dates are yet to be announced.
  • Unite members at the University of Dundee will take continuous strike action from August 25.
  • 900 Arriva bus workers voted to take strike action in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The staff were on strike from 5-7 September, but have since called off further dates following the death of the Queen.
  • Dockworkers in Liverpool – employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company – have voted to go on strike. The dockworkers will be on strike from September 19-October 3.
  • Workers at Alexander Dennis Limited in Falkirk have voted for strike action following a ‘pitiful’ pay offer. The workers will be on strike from 13-16 September and again from 3-14 October.
  • Around 110 workers at oil and gas giant Baker Hughes are on strike from 29 August-14 September. A series of 48 hour strikes are planned to take place until 16 November.
  • 200 council workers at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council will stage a continuous strike starting on September 6.
  • 800 bus workers in Kent and Essex employed by Arriva have voted for strike action. Strike dates are yet to be announced.

When are Unison members going on strike?

Unison is a general union for workers in public services – including those that have been outsourced. Its members at a number of different employers will be taking strike action in the coming weeks.

  • Staff including cleaners, administrators, library, catering and security workers and more than 20 universities have voted for strike action. Strike dates are yet to be announced.

When are GMB members going on strike?

GMB is a general union that represents workers in a range of sectors – including in local government. Its members are engaged in a number of disputes at present.

  • Over 100,000 local government workers represented by GMB are to be balloted for industrial action between now and October.
  • Almost 200 Stagecoach bus drivers in Sunderland are being balloted for strike action. The ballot closes on 26 September.
  • More than 200 workers at oil and gas company Baker Hughes are being balloted for industrial action.
  • Refuse workers at Waltham Forest Council have voted in favour of industrial action. Strike dates are yet to be announced.

When are UCU members going on strike?

UCU represents academic staff at universities and colleges. Presently, the UCU has not confirmed strike dates. However, it is planning to hold a national ballot for strike action in September.

Additionally, UCU members at 26 further education will take strike action on 26, 27 and 28 September, as well as on 6, 7, 10, 11, 18, 19 and 20 October.

When are NEU members going on strike?

Education workers represented by the the National Education Union (NEU) do not currently have a mandate for strike action. However, the union has confirmed it will be balloting its members for strike action in the autumn.

When are RCN members going on strike?

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has never taken strike action across England, Wales and Scotland. However, this autumn, nurses will be asked if they wish to go on strike, with the ballot closing in mid-October.

When are PCS members going on strike?

PCS represents civil servants. Over the coming weeks, workers are set to go on strike at a number of different workplaces.

  • Legal advisers and court associates in magistrates’ courts recently voted to go on strike. Initially, strike dates were set for 10-18 September. This has since been postponed following the death of the Queen. New dates are yet to be set.
  • Cleaners, security guards, reception workers, post and porterage staff employed by ISS at the department for Business, Education, Innovation and Skills will be on strike were on strike on 5-6 September. Further strike dates are yet to be set.

When are FBU members going on strike?

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) does not currently have a strike mandate. However, the union has begun the process to begin balloting firefighters for national strike action.

When are NASUWT members going on strike?

The NASUWT represents teachers. It currently does not have a mandate for strike action. However, it has said that it intends to launch a national ballot for industrial action in November if the government fails to meet its pay demands.

When are NUJ members going on strike?

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) represents journalists and people who work in publishing. The NUJ has balloted members at Reach plc, who have voted for strike action. Reach is the UK’s biggest commercial news publisher, which owns the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and a number of regional titles including the Manchester Evening News. They were on strike on August 26 and 31. Strike dates in September were cancelled following the death of the Queen.

When are BMA members going on strike?

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union for doctors. The union currently does not have a strike mandate, but is planning to ballot junior doctors in the autumn.

When are Criminal Bar Association members going on strike?

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) represents barristers. Barristers are demanding a 25 per cent pay rise for legal aid cases, and are set to go on indefinite strike from September 5.

Have we missed a strike date? Do you have details of picket lines? Let us know on Twitter at @leftfootfwd

Chris Jarvis is head of strategy and development at Left Foot Forward

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