Rail and ambulance strikes: when is industrial action expected in January?  |  Railway strikes

Rail and ambulance strikes: when is industrial action expected in January? | Railway strikes

Rail and ambulance strikes: when is industrial action expected in January?  |  Railway strikes

The end of 2022 has been marked by mass social unrest as workers in the transport network, NHS, Royal Mail, schools and civil service went on strike.

The start of 2023 will bring further shutdowns from railway workers, bus drivers, teachers in Scotland, nurses, paramedics and civil servants.

The unions warn against an escalation of their activity. Rishi Sunak’s government is preparing for the close of strike ballots in January for teachers in England and Wales and firefighters, while young doctors will also be elected at the start of the new year.

Paul Nowak, the new general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, has warned of a ‘continuing wave’ of strikes next year unless ministers cave in on wages, with unions taking coordinated action to ensure the shutdowns go through occur on the same day or in quick succession.

Here are the major civil service strikes scheduled for January.