What does the future hold for London train strike actions in 2022? Will the rail strikes become less frequent, or will they increase altogether? When is the next train strike date in UK 2022? Why are workers striking?

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RMT Union leaders are planning strikes throughout August.

Undoubtedly, Rail strikes have caused trouble, and the RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) Union are planning strikes throughout August. Earlier in June this year, there were three days of strike and industrial action in July.

Here’s everything you need to know about London Train Strike in 2022!

When are the UK train strike dates in August 2022?

Rail strikes this week are from Thursday 18th August till Saturday 20th August. More than 40,000 workers from the RMT Union- 20,000 from Network Railways have confirmed about walkout for 24 hours. Due to the effect of the strike, it is expected that disruption will cause and possibly some services can close early. According to RMT, these workers are from 14 different train operating companies. The companies are:

  • Chiltern Railways
  • C2C
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Cross Country Trains
  • LNER
  • GTR ( Gatwick Express)
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • Greater Western Railway
  • West Midland Trains
  • South Eastern
  • Transpennine Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • South Western Railways

Which are the train strikes in UK 2022 affected areas?

Empty station due to train strikes in UK 2022

It is pretty evident that the UK train strikes will disrupt the whole country. The strike will dishearten the football fans, mainly those attending Premier League games.

Network Railway has released its walkout schedule for the strike. You can take precautions not to be stuck. For example, if you have a ticket on the strike day, either you can use the ticket prior or two days later. However, in case your service has been cancelled or postponed, you will be entitled to a refund.

When is Tube Strike?

Workers on London Overground and London Underground are set to stage a 24-hour strike. The strike will take place on Friday 19th August as a part of the campaign over jobs and pensions of staff. However, the Overground workers will stage a separate strike on the same day.

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London Overground workers joins TFL for strike on August 19th, 2022

TFL (Transport for London) warns of severe disruption as 10,000 Tube workers and 400 overground workers are confirmed for the strike. In addition, there are 1,600 bus drivers on strike affecting west and northwest London. Fulwell, Hounslow, Park Royal, Shepherd’s Bush, Tolworth depots, and Stamford Brook routes are affected routes.

Why are Workers putting on Train strikes?

Workers are striking in London over pay and conditions. The RMT union leaders have rejected Network Rail’s paltry offer of a 4% pay rise. The workers will get 2% next year and an additional 2% after achieving the modernisation milestone. But the leaders have demanded nearly 10%, as per the rise in line with inflation.

According to the RMT general secretary Mick Lynch, the workers are ‘more determined than ever’ for their demands. He pleaded to say that Network Rail ‘has not made any improvement and upped the ante’ by threatening workers. He continued: “Strike action is the only course open to us to make both the rail industry and Government understand that this dispute will continue for as long as it takes until we get a negotiated settlement.”

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