Although some unions have managed to settle their differences with employers, the current series of strikes in various industries in the UK are expected to continue in July.
Bus and train drivers, civil servants and driving examiners and are just some of the workers at recently launched industrial action, with many other sectors also on strike over the past year over disputes over pay and working conditions.
Many unions are now voting to strike as unions are required by law to get a new mandate for walkouts every six months – which recently led to the government successfully suing the college of nurses.
So who is currently due to strike in July 2023 – and who could strike?
About 150 garbage workers employed by Suez in South Gloucestershire are continuing an ongoing strike until the first week of July.
Workers voted 89 per cent in favor of the strike after rejecting an 8 per cent wage offer from the company, which according to its latest UK financial reports, reported profits of £80.8million in 2021.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Suez is a hugely profitable company but is offering these workers a real pay cut during the worst cost of living crisis in generations.
“Unite’s total focus on defending the jobs, wages and conditions of our members will ensure that the Suez workforce has the full support of its union to fight against employer greed.”
Current strike dates: July 1-8
Heathrow airport workers
Despite postponing the first two days of their planned strike in June, workers at Heathrow airport are still set to walk out for several days in July – part of a proposed 31-day action over the course of of summer.
Industrial actions were announced almost every weekend from mid-June to late August, affecting Eid al-Adha and the start of school holidays.
Major travel disruptions are expected as the strikes will involve more than 2,000 security guards.
British Airways, Virgin, Emirates, Qatar, United, American and Delta are just some of the airlines expected to be affected by the walkouts at Terminals 3 and 5.
For the first time, Terminal 3-based security officers, who voted for the action last week, will join their colleagues from Terminal 5 and campus security, tasked with screening all staff and vehicles going to the side. track, on the picket line.
Current strike dates: July 14-16/July 21-24/July 28-31
Who else could knock?
Doctors could walk out in what would be the first consultant strike since the 1970s.
The British Medical Association is voting its members on staging a 48-hour strike on July 20-21 in response to what it calls repeated pay cuts – with the results of the ballot due June 27.
If the strike continues it will affect services, but the BMA has said emergency care will be covered – with a level of Christmas Day cover made available.
There are currently no scheduled train strikes, but this could change at any time.
Unions are required to give 14 days’ strike notice, so there could be further strikes in July. In May, RMT members voted to extend the strike mandate for another six months.
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