When are the strikes this week? Full list of planned train, Royal Mail and NHS nurse strike dates

When are the strikes this week? Full list of planned train, Royal Mail and NHS nurse strike dates

As part of a wave of winter strikes, hospital, train and Royal Mail workers will take industrial action in the coming days.

Staff in a number of sectors are demanding better wages and conditions as the cost of living crisis leaves many struggling to make ends meet, with inflation now at a 40-year high of 11.1 percent.

Large-scale staff shortages have also left some sectors facing a crisis, with NHS workers in particular warning of unsafe conditions if changes are not made.

Here are the strikes happening in the UK this week alone, and see below for a schedule of all strikes that occur this month.

Monday December 12

health workers Northern Ireland began a 24-hour strike on Monday, the first strike in the country’s health service since 2019.

Members of Unison, Nipsa and GMB are picketing hospitals and health care facilities in a dispute over wages and conditions. They have criticized “unsafe” staffing levels and warned that the system works on “good will” and that a pay offer of £1,400 for 2022-2023 is not enough.

Rail strikes planned for Monday were called off.

Tuesday December 13

Tuesday will be the first of four days of lane strikes this week, with more actions on Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December, led by the Association of Salaried Transport Personnel (TSSA) and the Unions of Railway, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

The strikes will affect Network Rail and 14 major operators. Significant disruptions can be expected across the country, with 80 percent of services likely to be canceled on strike days. There will be a domino effect in the days following the strike.

On Avanti West Coast services, only one train per hour is expected to run between London Euston and Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston, with services to Glasgow to be limited.

Network Rail has warned passengers to only travel by train if “absolutely necessary” on strike days. Customers who booked a trip before the strike dates were announced are eligible for a full refund.

Most rail services on the Wales and Borders network will also be suspended on strike days. Transport for Wales said, warning passengers not to travel.

the The London Underground network is expected to be affectedwith interruption on parts of the District and Bakerloo lines, as well as the Overground and Elizabeth line.

Tuesday will also mark the first day of strikes for driving examiners. The practical tests, but not the theoretical tests, will be severely interrupted.. From Tuesday the 13th to Sunday the 18th of December, examiners in the North East and Scotland will go on strike, with more action in other parts of the UK to follow later this month and into the new year.

Learners are able to rebook your tests. Not all tests will be cancelled, as not all driving testers are members of the strike-leading Commercial and Public Services Union, and not all will choose to join the strike.

Wednesday December 14

postal workers working for Royal Mail will enter a new week of industrial action on Wednesday, following strikes on Friday 9 and Sunday 11 December. The action, which reportedly includes more than 100,000 postal workers across the UK, will disrupt the dispatch of festive cards, parcels and deliveries in the run-up to Christmas.

The Union of Communication Workers It said its members are on strike for “a wage increase that fully addresses the current cost of living” and accused the postal service of making changes without negotiation or agreement.

Royal Mail, which rejected an offer of up to a 9 per cent pay rise, accused the workers of “holding Christmas as ransom”.

Lane The strikes continue on Wednesday, with services from London to the north of England, north Wales and Scotland badly disrupted. Driving instructor Strikes in the North East and Scotland will enter their second day.

Thursday December 15

Thursday will see the first joint strike nurses of England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the early 20th century. Organized by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), it will affect dozens of hospitals across the UK as up to 100,000 workers retire. The action is expected hit all but the most critical departments such as emergency and intensive care units.

The RCN draws attention as a result of “chronic staff shortages” that it said were affecting patient care. He is demanding a 5 percent wage increase above RPI inflation. However, there is still hopes strikes can be called offas both ministers and union bosses call for urgent talks and the RCN suggested that it might be willing to concede on its wage demands.

Postcard strikes and sand driving examiner the strikes will continue.

friday december 16

Transport across the UK will be severely disrupted on Friday as bus strikes and national highways strikes start, lane strikes continue, and baggage handlers at heathrow airport leave.

In London, Abelio’s bus routes, which predominantly operate in the south and west of the city, will be affected. A complete list is available here.

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To add to the interruption, 125 front line road workersincluding traffic officers working on the streets and in control rooms, will be withdrawn in December and January, which is equivalent to between 10 and 25 people per region.

According to the Union of Public and Commercial Services (PCS), this will include all traffic officers in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humber regions on Friday and Saturday. National Highways He said he had a “robust and well-rehearsed” plan to keep highways safe and operational.

a strike of baggage handlers at Heathrow it will start on Friday and end on Sunday, in a dispute over payment. the action is for affecting flights operated by 10 major airlines from Terminals 2, 3 and 4, with the Unite union warning it could even lead to flight cancellations.

strikes of driving examiners in the North East and Scotland they continue.

Saturday December 17

Transportation will continue to experience significant disruptions on Saturday as railway, bus, national highways Y heathrow baggage handler strikes continue.

sunday december 18

While bus services in London should resume and strikes on national highways are on hold, railway, Heathrow baggage handlers Y driving examiners will continue on strike.

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