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Full list of strikes in the UK this August and how they will impact the North East

Strikes are set to take place across the UK this month as workers exercise their rights to industrial action, and a handful of these will impact the North East .

RMT union members are striking once again this month on August 18 and 20, and the strike action by the rail staff in July caused considerable disruption in the region with some train routes being completely closed and Tyne and Wear Metro services also being affected. While the impact of this month’s strike is yet to be confirmed, passengers can likely expect similar levels of disruption.

Trains running across the country will be affected by this strike, as well as the industrial action earlier in the month on August 13 by rail staff in the Aslef union. If you are planning to travel around the UK by train for your summer holidays, it will be worth checking with your rail company about how this could affect your journey.

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Meanwhile, other strikes planned this month will have an impact not just on the region but the country as a whole. The strike at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, is expected to cause disruption to supply chains across the whole of the UK, while walkouts by members of the Criminal Bar Association will mean that some court cases will have to be postponed.

There are several more strikes planned by workers across the country this month, in what has been dubbed the ‘summer of discontent’. Here’s the full list of strikes taking place in August across the UK, according to WalesOnline :

RMT boss Mick Lynch said last month that workers 'have to be ruthless in our pursuit of social justice' (Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

Saturday August 13

  • Aslef union of rail staff striking from the following train companies: Arriva Rail London, Avanti West Coast, Crosscountry, Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express), Great Western, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Southeastern and West Midlands Trains

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike from 6am, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies

Sunday 14 August

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike from 6am, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

Tuesday 16 August

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike from 6am, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

Wednesday 17 August

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike from 6am, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

Thursday 18 August

  • Strike action by Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union , the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Unite affecting 13 rail companies

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike from 6am, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies

Friday 19 August

  • RMT strike on London Underground

  • Unite bus drivers employed by London United will strike

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike from 6am, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies

Saturday 20 August

  • Strike action by Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Unite

  • Unite bus drivers employed by London United will strike

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

  • Unite members employed by DHL in Scotland and Northern Ireland will strike, affecting Sainsbury's stores supplies (until 5.59am)

Sunday 21 August

  • Unite workers start an eight-day strike at Felixstowe container port

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Monday 22 August

  • Felixstowe strike continues

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Tuesday 23 August

  • Felixstowe strike continues

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Wednesday 24 August

  • Felixstowe strike continues

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Thursday 25 August

  • Felixstowe strike continues

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Friday 26 August

  • Felixstowe strike continues

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Saturday 27 August

  • Felixstowe strike continues

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Sunday 28 August

  • Felixstowe strike final day

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Monday 29 August

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

Tuesday 30 August

  • Unite members in waste, recycling, and street cleaning in Edinburgh

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

Wednesday 31 August

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales

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