Britain’s transport services have been crippled by strikes organized by airline and rail workers across the country this summer. Disputes over wages and working conditions forced passengers to find alternative transportation or face severe delays due to staff walkouts that took place throughout July. With further strikes expected across major airlines, rail networks and London Underground services this month, there appears to be no end in sight for weary commuters and holidaymakers. These are all the strikes you can expect in August.
Since the start of the summer, staff working in the travel industry have staged numerous walkouts across the country to protest over wages and working conditions.
Rejected pay offers and a ‘lack of transparency’ from rail and airline companies are at the heart of disputes between unions and bosses, many of whom have failed to resolve the financial gap between current pay rates and escalating pay rates. the cost of living crisis.
As a result, further strikes and industrial action are expected to continue throughout August, with several walkouts scheduled from next week.
Here’s an up-to-date list of industry actions that are expected to affect UK travelers throughout the month.
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monday august 8
Ryanair cabin crew in Spain will stage a four-day strike starting Monday August 8.
Two unions, Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) and Sitcpla, have called for the strikes to continue on a weekly basis for five months, meaning they will last from August 8, 2022 to January 7, 2023.
The action will mainly affect the airports of Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Seville and Palma de Mallorca.
friday august 12
EasyJet pilots in Spain will also strike over a dispute over pay and working conditions.
The strike will last 72 hours (until Sunday 14) and will repeat on August 19, 21, 27 and 29.
Thursday August 18
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out between strikes on August 18, affecting Network Rail and 14 rail operators in an ongoing row over pay, jobs and conditions.
Seven Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) rail companies will also be struck as part of the rail industry-wide industrial action.
friday august 19
London Underground and Overground staff will stage a one-day strike.
Around 10,000 RMT union members working on the tube, along with 400 Overground workers working at Arriva Rail London will strike for 24 hours, in two separate disputes over jobs and wages.
Spanish easyJet pilots who are part of the SEPLA union continue to strike until Sunday.
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Saturday August 20
A one-day national railway strike by the RMT will take place, affecting Network Rail and 14 rail operating companies.
The TSSA strikes will also affect seven rail companies as part of the National Rail Industry Action.
EasyJet pilots in Spain will hold out on the third day of their second strike.
Sunday August 21
easyJet’s Spanish pilots will come to the end of their second strike, before the start of the third week of walkout on Saturday August 27.
Saturday August 27
EasyJet workers in Spain who are part of the SEPLA union will begin the third weekend of strikes.
The 72-hour strike will continue until Monday, August 29.
Will other companies go on strike?
While several confirmed strike dates have been announced by Ryanair, easyJet and rail networks across the UK, even more staff walkouts could take place elsewhere throughout the month.
Following an earlier strike in June and July, more than 115,000 Royal Mail workers have voted to resume strike action in a pay dispute.
Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) support the action which is expected to take place in August, although an exact date has not been confirmed.
Negotiations over pay for British Airways pilots are “ongoing”, although workers have threatened to strike if no resolution is found.
Port of Felixstowe
Unite the Union dockers are due to strike at the end of August, but no date has been set and talks are ongoing.
Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company had offered a 5 per cent pay rise to its workers, but union bosses said it was “quite far removed” from their demands.