Full list of tube and train strikes in October with workers now set to walk out on even more dates in pay dispute
- Everything you need to know about the upcoming tube and train strikes
Commuters will be hit by another round of strikes in September and October, as the dispute between rail workers and train operating companies over pay, jobs and working conditions continues.
Drivers are now set to walk out on two more dates, disrupting thousands of passengers travel plans on the affected days.
Over the past 15 months, national rail strikes and industrial action have disrupted the travel plans of millions of passengers.
Mick Whelan general secretary of the train drivers’ union, ASLEF said: ‘While we regret having to take this action- we don’t want to lose a day’s pay, or disrupt passengers as they try to travel by train – the government, and the employers have forced us into this position.’
In addition, the RMT union has announced another set of tube strikes, which is expected to see 3,500 staff members walk out.
So when are the next train strikes? And will you be affected by the tube strikes? Read on below for a full list of upcoming rail strikes.
Commuters will be hit by another round of strikes in September and October as part of the ongoing disputes between rail workers and train operating companies
When are the train strikes?
The most recent strike action took place on Friday 1 September and Saturday 2 September and ASLEF has announced a further two.
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Members working at 16 different rail companies will walk out again on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
These dates coincide with the first and last days of the four-day Conservative Party Conference held in Manchester each year.
Additionally, the union is implementing an overtime ban on Friday 29 September and from Monday 2 to Friday 6 October.
Mr Whelan said: ‘Our members have not, now, had a pay rise for four years – since 2019 – and that’s not right when prices have soared in that time.
‘Train drivers, perfectly reasonably, want to be able to buy now what they could buy four years ago.
‘We last saw the Secretary of State for Transport in December. We last saw Huw Merriman, the Rail Minister, in January. And we last saw the train companies in April. Since then, nothing.’
ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan (pictured) said the union will strike on two further dates and said the union has not had a pay rise since 2019
The dates of the strikes coincide with the first and last days of the four-day Conservative Party Conference held in Manchester
Which train services will be affected?
The following 16 companies will be affected by the upcoming strike action:
- Avanti West Coast
- Chiltern Railways
- East Midlands Railway
- Greater Anglia
- GTR Great Northern Thameslink
- Great Western Railway
- Island Line
- Northern Trains
- Southern, including Gatwick Express
- South Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- West Midlands Trains
As a result of the industrial action, passengers should be aware that some services may be busier than usual.
The Eurostar is not set to be affected by the train strikes, however, passengers may find it tricky to get to the station in London St Pancras International due to impacted services.
Passengers are advised to plan their journeys in advance.
A total of 16 companies are set to be affected by the walkouts, and while some services will still be running, passengers are advised to plan their journeys in advance
When are the next tube strikes?
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The RMT union has announced tube strikes on the London Underground on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 October.
Workers have walked out over multiple days this year, due to disputes over pay and working conditions.
Action will take place in response to station staff being threatened with job losses and fear over staff safety.
The union has said more than 3,500 of it members are involved in the walk outs.
In July, tube workers were planning five days of strikes, but the RMT said that action would be suspended.
The RMT says it has been ‘locked in a long running dispute over 6000 station staff cuts and detrimental working conditions since last year.’
General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: ‘Station staff have had enough of having their livelihoods threatened by job losses and attacks on their terms and conditions.
‘These job cuts and attacks on conditions are going to lead to more unstaffed stations, temporary closures and rising passenger anger.
‘This strike action will lead to the tube being shutdown and we call on Mayor Sadiq Khan to meet us urgently to discuss this matter.’
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