Who’s going on strike, and when?

Thousands of workers across a number of industries are taking, or considering, strike action.

Many unions say wages are not keeping pace with the rising cost of living and their members need a pay rise.

So who’s going on strike, when, and how will it affect you?

Railway unions are in a continuing dispute with the government and railway companies over pay, job cuts and changes to terms and conditions.

No more strike dates have currently been set, but more strikes are very likely, says union boss Mick Lynch after a summer of disrupted travel for passengers. Unions have to give two weeks’ notice of any walkout.

Strikes in recent weeks left only 20% of trains running on some days and no services in parts of the country – hitting commuters and people travelling to big events such as the Commonwealth Games.

Barristers are going on an indefinite, uninterrupted strike over an ongoing row with the government over pay, working conditions and legal aid funding. It is due to begin on 5…

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