Who is on strike this week in the UK ?
Lots of strikes happening each week in the UK. Lets have a look and see who is on strike this week. Details for the next 7 days looks like this :
News updates about UK striking.
Feb-2023 – Amazon warehouse workers in Coventry will go on strike on the 28th of February, the 2nd of March, and from the 13th to the 17th of March, demanding a wage increase to £15 per hour. Full article : https://businesscloud.co.uk/news/amazons-coventry-workers-set-for-week-long-strike/
24- Feb -The British Medical Association has announced that junior doctors in England will go on strike for three days beginning March 13 in a pay dispute. Full details at https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/feb/24/junior-doctors-england-strike-three-days-march
23- Feb – A 48-hour walkout planned for next Wednesday and Thursday in England is called off. It would have included A&E and intensive care nurses. Health secretary Steve Barclay agreed to meet with the RCN’s general secretary. More information at : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/feb/21/nurses-in-england-pause-strike-action-to-enter-intensive-pay-talks
Full calendar of striking for the next couple of months available on the Guardian website.
A major nursing union Announced on 12th February it is considering escalating its pay dispute. Nurses from A&E, intensive care, and cancer wards in England may join new strikes.
Full articles : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64614463 , https://news.sky.com/story/a-e-intensive-care-and-cancer-nurses-could-soon-join-colleagues-on-the-picket-line-12809042 , https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/feb/11/nurses-set-to-withdraw-from-ae-and-intensive-care-units-as-strike-intensifies
9th February 2023 update regarding Fire fighter strikes.
6th Februray :
Royal mail strikes cancelled : The Communication Workers Union (CWU) have said that Royal Mail postal workers in Britain called off a planned 24-hour strike over pay next week after the company filed legal challenges.
2nd February :
Over 115,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will go on strike from 12.30pm on Thursday, February 16th, until before 12.30pm on Friday, February 17th.
The strike was called by the union’s national elected leadership after Royal Mail began imposing unagreed-upon changes to the structure of work at offices across the country.
These decisions have been made in direct violation of the Industrial Relations (IR) Framework established between the union and the employer, the validity of which Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson re-committed to in a letter dated January 6th.
1st February : Pay strikes will hit the University of Leeds in February as a dispute over pay intensifies, Unite, the UK’s leading union, said today (Wednesday).
News from RMT on 1st February : “We have received a revised offer from Network Rail and our NEC will consider its contents. No decision has been made on the proposals nor any of the elements within them. “
On the 1st February 2023 thousands of teachers participate in the largest strike day in a decade. The National Education Union (NEU) estimated that up to 23,000 schools may have been impacted.
Full article : https://neu.org.uk/pay-strike-action-faq
On a turnout of 53.27 percent, 90.44 percent of teachers in England who participated in the ballot voted YES to starting strike action. On a 58.07 percent turnout, teachers in Wales voted 92 percent in favour of going on strike. In Wales, support employees chose to strike 88% of the time, with a participation rate of 51.30%.
The vote we received from teachers, support workers, and leaders in 23,400 schools throughout England and Wales was the greatest strike vote any union has ever received in the UK.
CWU leaders put their case direct to Royal Mail investors. Full article : https://www.cwu.org/news/dave-ward-appeals-direct-to-royal-mail-shareholders/