Train strike dates: what are the dates in June and July, and will they be affected?

The biggest rail strike in recent memory continues on Saturday as commuters brace for even more travel chaos.

Huge sections of Britain will be without rail service on Saturday as 40,000 RMT members resign for the third time in a week over a wage and job dispute.

Passengers are being advised not to ride the trains as the entire network is paralyzed by the biggest strike in more than 30 years.

Tens of thousands of rail workers leave in what has been called “the biggest outbreak of strikes in the UK since 1989”. The trade union of railway workers, maritime and transport companies announced the organization of a separate strike on the railways.

Union bosses have said they will “turn the system off” and major disruptions are expected to affect events such as the Glastonbury Festival and the UK Athletics Championships.

When is the next train strike?

Up to 40,000 railway workers will again take part in the strike on Saturday, June 25, according to the RMT trade union. Strikes took place on Tuesday 21 June and on Thursday 23 June, with up to 50,000 rail workers on strike, Network Rail and London Underground services were hit.

Union leaders said the action was to affect rail transport “throughout the week that the three days of action were announced”. This is due to the fact that trains may not be at the right stations after the strike.

Rail Workers Union The TSSA union is voting later this month for a Network Rail strike that could start on Monday, July 25, around the time of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

TSSA Secretary General Manuel Cortez said: “We could face dissatisfaction on our railroads this summer if Network Rail doesn’t see the point and sit down at the negotiating table to address their employees’ concerns.

“The fat cat bosses have so far refused these perfectly reasonable requests, leaving us with no choice but to vote to strike, which is always the last resort.”

Which rail operators will be affected?

Only a fifth of the mainline rail lines are expected to operate on Saturday. Railroad operators have previously released revised schedules for the strike week. Train service interrupted:

  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross country trains
  • Great England
  • LNER
  • East Midlands Railway
  • s2s
  • northern trains
  • southeastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Trains West Midlands

TSSA’s actions with Network Rail continue to have a broader impact on services. It includes members involved in design, maintenance, supervision, control and management.

Why are the workers on strike?

The railroad voted to strike after the Network Rail scandal over a wage freeze and a proposal to cut jobs. The RMT claims that up to 2,500 jobs are at risk and that workers have had their wages frozen for years.

TSSA is demanding no mandatory layoffs in 2022, no changes to terms and conditions unless agreed with staff, and wage increases in line with inflation.

RMT General Secretary Mike Lynch said of the action, “We’re in a cost of living crisis and it’s unacceptable for rail workers to either lose their jobs or face another year’s pay freeze.”

In response, National Rail said that the union “must recognize that we are a government agency and any pay increase should be available to taxpayers.”

CEO Andrew Haynes said: “We cannot expect to receive more than our fair share of public funds and therefore we must modernize our industry to put it on a sound financial footing for the future. Failure to modernize will only lead to the decline of the industry and more job losses in the long run.”

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