Monday, 12 December 2022

UK Strike Action Dates

 I don't know about you, but I am getting confused over who is striking and when. I have searched for dates and below is the best I can ascertain.

TRAINS: See here for individual companies.

December - 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.  

January 2023 - 3, 4, 6, 7.

ROYAL MAIL: See here.

December 14, 15, 23, 24


Royal College of Nursing see here for individual areas.

Ambulance see here for individual areas.

CIVIL SERVICE: See here for areas.

The above refers mainly to rural payment offices, airports, highways, DWP and driving examiners. If you have a driving exam booked, best to check the dates:(

There is probably more but I can't find them.

Just a thought about the NHS and the Government unwilling it seems to give a decent pay rise. If every hospital talleyed up how many private nurses (£2,500 per shift) and private doctors (£5,200 per shift) are paid, then nationwide, there might be enough money being used here to deal with the increased wages? Just a thought.



  1. That's an extremely good point. xx

  2. My goodness that is a lot of strike action being planned in the UK.

    God bless.

  3. Our country is grinding to a bloody standstill, something needs to be thought about and actioned. Somehow I love the idea of all the posties having a nice long Christmas break though.

    I've thought that about paying agency nurses and doctors, it just doesn't make sense does it. I watched something on a programme about it and a specialist consultant at an NHS hospital approached an agency to see what he would be paid if he left his position and worked for them as an A&E consultant. His pay would have gone through the roof ... but he was a good guy and was determined to stay where he was. Maybe he'll have a rethink in the future though!!

    1. It was just starting to happen when I left nursing in the nineties:(

  4. From my brief time (during the Blair years) working for an NHS hospital trust after time spent in private sector industry, there were some significant differences. Firstly, the NHS is very definitely a two tier organisation - you are either clinical or you are a nobody. Despite this, government imposed targets on almost everything take precedence over clinical judgement, and there was a steadily growing cadre of bodies feeding the target and reporting machine that contributed nothing to patient outcomes. Secondly, the paranoia around covering backs meant that decisions took forever to actually happen, in contrast to the industry that I worked in. Thirdly, industry prospers largely independently of government, this is impossible in such a politically sensitive area as the NHS, and in general government interference is usually disruptive and counterproductive to positive patient outcomes. In the current situation I am sure that agreeable outcomes could be available if the largely non productive pen pusher overhead was scaled back in favour of bottom end clinical staf (I would draw the line at consultant and GP remuneration - they are already adequately recompensed).

    1. Thank you, very informative. The first death knell I think was the closing of convalescent homes as they got everyone out of hospital who wasn’t yet ready to go home. Wonder how long it will be before it’s all private:(

    2. Yes, I remember the convalescent homes - one of my aunt's was transferred to one after both of her cornea grafts. As you say, this freed up the hospital beds for new patients. Likewise, the smaller cottage hospitals were there to take the pressure off the larger district general hospitals, most of these seem to have been closed as well. They also had the advantage of letting patients recover much closer to home and I am sure that this speeded recoveries.


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