RMT members joined by Equity on the picket line on Tuesday, June 21 (Photo by Martin Pope/Getty Images)
UK commuters are in for a rough time – as a dispute between train workers in the RMT union and rail bosses over fair pay and job losses has resulted in strike action.
Talks are ongoing, but nothing has been resolved yet, so more rail disruption is en route.
And as speculation begins about strike action in other industries (including teachers and Royal Mail workers) and the phrase ‘summer of discontent’ whispers in the wind, many will want to keep track of what’s happening and when.
Here, we explain if there is a rail strike happening today, what you should expect if there is – plus when the next strikes are due.
Is there a rail strike today?
Yes, there is another rail strike today.
And today’s not the end of the mayhem either, as RMT union members strike again on Saturday 25 June.
A range of train operators are being affected by strikes (Picture: Getty Images)
Find out here which railway lines are affected, and see our guide to which trains are still running on LNER, CrossCountry, Southern, Avanti West Coast and other railway lines.
We also show you how to check your chosen railway’s full strike timetable for the week.
While there isn’t a formal strike on Friday, you can expect there to be disruption on trains tomorrow too, following the industrial action today.
No doubt the action will have a knock-on effect on other modes of transport, including packed buses and reduced London Tube service, as well as making roads busier than usual.
When is the next rail strike planned?
Following action on June 23 and June 25, potentially more rail strikes could come in late July.
More strikes could potentially come in summer, if TSSA union members vote in favour of them (Picture: Getty)
TSSA union members are voting on a possible strike now, affecting railways including CrossCountry, LNER, c2c, Avanti West Coast, Northern, East Midlands Railway and West Midlands Trains.
Voting is happening now until early July, with strike action possible from around July 20 if members vote in favour – though any action may coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, taking place from July 28 into early August.
Another possible TSSA strike, this time for more than 6,000 Network Rail staff, will be voted on by July 11, and could begin as early as July 25, the union has shared online.
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