A further wave of strikes is continuing throughout March, with ongoing disputes over pay and conditions.

Teachers, University staff, civil servants, and junior doctors have all taken industrial action over the past few weeks, with more strikes set to come.

This follows the biggest day of strike action in a decade when 500,000 workers walked out across transport, education and the civil service.

So here are all the strikes due to happen this month, and the dates you need to know.

University staff strike

University staff who are members of the University and College Union (UCU) went on strike from Wednesday, March 15 to Friday, March 17.

A further three days of strikes have taken place the following week, ending on Wednesday March 22.

Train strike

Members of the RMT working for 18 rail companies are due to walk out again on Thursday, March 30 and Saturday, April 1 as the dispute with Rail Delivery Group (RDG) continues.

However, there could be light at the end of the tunnel after members of the RMT Union voted in favour of accepting the latest pay offer from the Government.

Key features of the offer include an uplift on salaries of between 14.4 percent for the lowest paid grades to 9.2 percent for the highest paid.

It also includes a total uplift on basic earnings between 15.2 percent for the lowest-paid grades to 10.3 percent for the highest-paid grades.

There will also be increased backpay, and there will be a renewal of the no compulsory redundancy agreement until January 2025.

While the RMT may have voted to accept an offer which could end the strikes, members of other unions such as Aslef will still be striking.

Each walkout will last for 24 hours, so expect disruption on the days either side.

Which train companies are striking?

The 18 affected rail companies are:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • LNER
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Southeastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Stansted Express
  • Thameslink
  • TransPennine Express
  • West Midlands Railway

Teachers’ strike

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) then went on strike on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 in all areas in England – although no other strike days are currently planned.

In Scotland, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has called off a planned 20 day period of rolling strikes after members accepted a new pay offer, and in Wales, planned strike action has been called off after a revised pay offer was put forward by the Welsh government.

Nurses’ strike

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has paused strike action while talks continue.

Strike action could still take place if negotiations prove unsuccessful.

Ambulance strikes

Ambulance strikes were set to take place on March 6, March 8 and March 20.

However, Unite announced on March 5 that these would be called off in order to make way for government talks.

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