What are the rail strike dates and when do they finish? | The Sun

NETWORK Rail and 14 train companies will strike in August over continued disputes about pay.

But when are they striking? And which UK and London Overground services will be affected? Here's everything you need to know.

What are the rail strike dates?

The RMT union, responsible for the strikes earlier this year, has once again decided to take action over pay disputes.

Industrial action will take place on August 18, 2022 and August 20, 2022 – following the strikes on July 27 and July 30.

Around 40,000 rail workers are expected to join in on these strikes, including National Rail, impacting travel across the country.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: ""The rail industry and the government need to understand that this dispute will not simply vanish.

"They need to get serious about providing an offer on pay which helps deal with the cost-of-living crisis, job security for our members and provides good conditions at work.

"Recent proposals from Network Rail fell well short on pay and on safety around maintenance work.


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“And the train operating companies have not even made us a pay offer in recent negotiations.''

On top of this members of union Aslef from eight rail firms have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over pay.

The train drivers voted by about nine to one in favour of strikes on turnouts of over 85 per cent.

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said they had been forced into action as they had not had a salary rise since 2019.

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He added: “We want an increase in line with the cost of living.

"We want to be able to buy, in 2022, what we could buy in 2021.”

The Department for Transport has urged the union to reconsider — saying drivers typically earn around £60,000 a year.

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When do the train strikes finish?

Currently, the last strikes planned are for August 20, but more could be added.

After the mass walk out in June, rail strikes have been an ongoing issue.

Andrew Haines, chief executive of Network Rail said: "By announcing even more strike dates, the RMT has dropped any pretence that this is about reaching a deal."

Which train lines are affected by the rail strike?

The RMT strike companies are:

  • Network Rail
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • LNER
  • East Midlands Railway
  • c2c
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • South Eastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Transpennine Express
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Trains

The rail network saw widescale disruption in June, 2022, after 40,000 RMT union members at 13 train companies and Network Rail went on strike.

Will there be any more rail strikes in 2022?

Separately, the union TSSA, which represents ticket office and station staff has said more than 70 per cent of its Southeastern members have also backed strikes.

It's not known when the strikes will take place yet, but unions are obliged to give two weeks notice.

Talks between the RMT and Network Rail did resume, after walkouts brought chaos for commuters in June, 2022.

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Mick Lynch, boss of the RMT union which is leading this months train strikes, says action by his union will continue "until we reach a settlement.''

He also warned that the UK could be hit by a wave of strikes in "every sector of the economy.''

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