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Rail workers, bus drivers, teachers, legal advisers and whiskey plant workers are all striking today.
In the last month, nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers, rail workers, taxi drivers, civil servants, barristers and bus drivers have all taken industrial action.
Thousands of staff across the RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers), and Aslef (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) will take to the picket line today.
‘They want to rip up our terms and conditions in return for a real-terms pay cut,’ said Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan.
‘Our members at these companies have not had an increase since 2019, despite soaring inflation, and it is time the companies – encouraged, perhaps, by the government – sat down with us and got serious.’
Around 1,900 members of Unite employed as bus drivers by Abellio in London will also walk out.
Bus services in the south and west of London will be affected by the industrial action.
It is the third week pupils in Scotland have missed out on lessons as their teachers join the picket line, with the walkout continuing until February 6.
Two of Scotland’s local authority areas have walked out each day in the Educational Institute of Scotland’s (EIS) bid for a 10% pay rise.
Teaching unions rejected a 5% pay increase, including rises of up to 6.85% for the lowest-paid staff.
PCS members working in courts across England and Wales will strike again in a long-running dispute about a case management system called Common Platform.
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Route 481 will operate but with fewer services on weekdays from 07:30-08:00am, and from 3:00-4:00pm.
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PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: ‘As long as managers continue to ignore our members, our members will continue to resist the unworkable Common Platform system and fight for the integrity of the entire justice system.’
Some workers at Diageo’s Leven site have walked out over night shifts required and associated shift premiums.
Diageo has previously said the action only involves 10 people.
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