Strike dates: Full list of everyone on strike on March 15

Who's taking strike action so far on Budget Day

Civil servant strike

Following on from 1 February, which saw half a million people across the country take synchronised strike action, Wednesday 15 March is looking like another big day of industrial walkouts.

With calls to ramp up coordinated strikes between different public sectors and increase pressure on the government, here is a roundup of who will be taking strike action so far on Budget Day.

London Tube Drivers

London Underground staff are set to strike in a dispute over pensions and working arrangements.

ASLEF union announced the 24-hour walkout after 99% of tube drivers voted in favour of strike action.

Members in other roles on the Underground including test train and engineering train drivers and those in management grades also voted in favour of strikes by similar margins, and will walk out on the same day.

Civil Servants

Over 100,000 civil servants in 123 government departments are set to take part in a one-day strike on 15 March.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) announced an escalation of its targeted strike action on Budget Day, aiming to achieve 1,000 picket lines on the day.

A further 33,000 members have now voted by 100% to join the strike action, it was announced on 28 February.  

PCS members in 9 more employers will take strike action and members in 4 groups also voted to take action short of strike.

On top of this, tens of thousands of civil servants represented by the union Prospect have also voted to strike, in the largest industrial action Prospect has taken in more than a decade.

80% of their members voted in favour of strike action, while 92% voted in favour of action short of a strike.


Teachers in England and Wales are still set to take strike action on the 15 March if the government fails to come forward with a ‘serious proposal’, the National Education Union has said.

The NEU has given the government until this Saturday to bring a deal to the table that could resolve the pay dispute, failing that their planned March strikes will go ahead.

Junior Doctors

Members of the British Medical Association are taking part in a 72-hour walkout from 13 to 15 March.

Junior doctors in England are striking for better pay and conditions, having seen a 26% real-terms pay cut since 2008.

As a result of the conclusive 98% vote for industrial action, the strike will see a full stoppage of work, including nights, on-call shifts and non-resident work from Monday the 13th until the the morning of the 16th.

Amazon workers

Amazon workers in Coventry escalate their industrial action against ‘disgraceful’ 50p pay rise with a week long strike.

More than 450 staff at the West Midlands distribution centre will be walking out from Monday 13th March until Friday, 17 March as more workers join the industrial action.

University staff

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced further strike action on Wednesday 15 March, following a pause in industrial action as negotiations take place.

Over 70,000 staff from 150 universities across the UK will take further strike action, affecting nearly 2 million undergraduate students.

The 15 March is in addition to industrial action already called on March 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, with the extra date added to increase pressure on the employer, UCU General Secretary Jo Grady said.

Hannah Davenport is trade union reporter at Left Foot Forward

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