New rail strikes July and August

  • Wednesday 27 July: RMT workers, including guards and signalling staff, employed
    by Network Rail and 14 rail companies will stage a 24-hour walkout.
  • Thursday 18 August and Saturday 20 August: RMT workers will walk out again if dispute not resolved.

It has been confirmed the RMT union will strike on 27 July, 18 August and 20 August. The strikes are about pay, jobs and conditions, after talks failed with Network Rail. The last set of strikes only a month ago caused disruption for many businesses and commuters, and were the biggest in UK for more than 30 years. As many chose to stay home, we saw several businesses were very quiet or were unable to open at all on those days. The RMT union head Mike Lynch has stressed that strikes will continue until a satisfactory settlement is agreed on.

More strikes were announced for August too on Thursday 18 August and Saturday 20 August: RMT workers will walk out again if dispute not resolved.

Train operations involved in RMT union

  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • LNER
  • East Midlands Railway
  • c2c
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • South Eastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Transpennine Express
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Trains
  • GTR (including Gatwick Express)

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ASLEF and TSSA station staff to strike

Saturday 30 July: Train drivers at eight train operators who are members of Aslef union will go on strike over pay.

Train operators involved in ASLEF strike

  • Arriva Rail London
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Great Western
  • LNER
  • Northern Trains
  • Southeastern
  • TransPennine Express
  • West Midlands Trains

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