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All the workers who could strike this summer from binmen to nurses - see list

Millions of Brits face travel chaos as the largest rail strikes in a generation began this week.

Around 40,000 RMT members at Network Rail and 13 operators walked out yesterday after last ditch talks failed, with 24 hour strikes also planned for June 23 and 25.

Train drivers’ union ASLEF is holding a one-day strike on Greater Anglia railways on Thursday, and on Croydon Tramlink two days the following week.

It is also balloting members at nearly a dozen other train companies.

The TSSA union is balloting members at nine train companies, plus at Network Rail, with the first industrial action possible in mid-July.

The UK is facing strikes across several sectors unless employment demands are met (PA)

Rail maintenance engineers at Alstom are also in dispute with employers over pay and conditions. But many other sectors are also planning possible strikes.

This is the latest on all planned industrial action, and what workers are fighting for.

Postal workers

The Communication Workers Union to begin balloting more than 115,000 Royal Mail staff this week for industrial action in a row over a 2% pay rise offer.

Bus drivers

Bus drivers in London could also strike over proposals to cut routes, according to Unite the Union.

Unite has called for guarantees that jobs will not be lost and take-home pay will not fall.

Care staff

Care workers, registered nurses and residential home staff employed by Bristol-based care company St Monica Trust plan to strike over alleged threats to sack them unless they accept a pay cut.

Traffic wardens

The GMB union has called a seven-day strike by all traffic wardens in Wiltshire from June 30 to July 6 over what is says it a 10% - or £2,000 a year - pay cut.


Strike action is looming at sandpaper company Saint Gobain, in Stafford, over a pay dispute.

There is also a dispute at soft drinks maker Crown Bevcan, in Carlisle over pay.

Budweiser workers have also announced summer strikes over pay.

Ferry workers

Staff working on Red Funnel ferries, to Isle of Wight, are locked in a dispute over pay.


British Airways check-in workers at Heathrow are being balloted for strike action over pay.

A consultative ballot of thousands of other BA workers has also received overwhelming backing.


Both main teaching unions, which each have hundreds of thousands of members, say they could walk out if proposed salary rises were far lower than inflation.

The National Education Union said it would write to Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi this week.

The NASUWT teachers’ union reportedly wants a 12% pay increase for members and said that it would ballot members for national industrial action in November if the government did not deliver “pay restoration”.

Doctors and nurses

The NHS Pay Review Body will soon set out its advice on pay increases for nurses and other healthcare professionals in England.

The Royal College of Nursing has asked for a pay rise of 5% above inflation.

The British Medical Association, which represents doctors, will consider a strike ballot unless junior doctors receive 22%.

Refuse collectors

There is a dispute involving Veolia refuse workers for Croydon council over pay.

The same issue is at the centre of a row involving refuse workers employed by Biffa in Wealden, East Sussex.


Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted to strike later this month following concerns about legal aid funding.

Criminal Bar Association members plan walk-outs next Monday and Tuesday.


The Communication Workers Union is balloting around 50,000 workers at BT over what it says it an “insulting” pay offer.

The ballot closes next week and could result in BT’s first national strike in 35 years.

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