January Strikes: All Striking This Week (16-22 January)

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More strikes will hit the country this week (Image: Matthew Chattle/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

There will be more Strikes this week affecting everything from transport in the capital to nursing staff.

The strikes continued despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s invitation to hold key talks with union leaders earlier this month.

Industries and unions across the board continue to push for fairer wages as the cost of living crisis stretches people’s finances to the limit.

The Prime Minister had hoped the nurses’ strike in particular could be averted but admitted he understood the NHS was under pressure.

Here’s what you need to know about the strikes this week (January 16-22)…

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on Monday 16 January and Thursday January 19thAbellio bus services in London will see more strikes.

They carried out several walkouts and earlier dates in January over a wage dispute in December 2022, and more are planned this month.

Which bus lines are affected by the strikes?

TfL said the following daily routes will be affected by strikes:

  • 3
  • 27
  • 45
  • 63
  • 68
  • 109
  • 130
  • 156
  • 195
  • 196
  • 201
  • 207
  • 267
  • 270
  • 278
  • 315
  • 322
  • 350
  • 367
  • 381
  • 407
  • 415
  • 427
  • 433
  • 464
  • 482
  • 490
  • 969
  • C10
  • E5
  • E7
  • E10
  • E11
  • H20
  • H25
  • H28
  • H26
  • P5
  • P13
  • R68
  • R70
  • S4
  • U5
  • U7
  • U9

the night routes are affected:

  • N3
  • N27
  • N63
  • N68
  • N109
  • N207
  • N381

Finally, the 24-hour routes to be disrupted by strikes are as follows:


For the first time in its 106-year history, tens of thousands of nurses at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) went on strike in December 2022 to demand fair pay and better patient safety.

After failing to reach a new agreement, nurses and other RCN workers will go on strike again Wednesday January 18th and Thursday January 19th.

The Royal College of Nursing is on strike

Nurses last year went on strike for the first time in their more than 100-year history (Image: Matthew Chattle/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

This second phase of the strike will only affect members in England. For a full list of affected locations, see RCN website.

Union bosses warn twice as many nurses could go on strike again in February if negotiations go ahead.

teacher in Scotland

Primary and secondary school teachers in Scotland are on strike over pay disputes.

The leading teachers’ union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), is expected to resume strike action next Monday.

Scottish teachers on strike

Scottish teachers have gone on strike and will continue to do so throughout the month (Image: Stewart Kirby/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

EIS Secretary General Andrea Bradley said: ‘Despite their kind words over the past week, the Scottish Government and COSLA have again failed to make a new salary offer to Scotland’s teachers.’

When will Scottish teachers go on strike?

The dates vary depending on the school region. EIS workers will go on strike in two offices every day instead of staging a mass strike.

the dates are as follows:

  • Monday, January 16 – Glasgow and East Lothian
  • Tuesday, January 17 – Perth and Kinross & North Ayrshire
  • Wednesday 18 January – Orkney & Fife
  • Thursday 19 January – Moray & North Lanarkshire
  • Friday, January 20 – Angus and East Dunbartonshire

The campaign will then continue in the following weeks.

This contains:

  • Monday 23 January – East Ayrshire & Dumfries and Galloway
  • Tuesday, January 24th – Stirling and East Renfrewshire
  • Wednesday January 25th – South Ayrshire and Edinburgh
  • Thursday, January 26th – Midlothian and West Dunbartonshire
  • Friday January 27th – Renfrewshire and Falkirk
  • Monday, January 30th — Aberdeenshire and Borders
  • Tuesday 31 January – Highlands & West Lothian
  • Wednesday February 1st – Clackmannanshire and Aberdeen
  • Thursday February 2nd – Dundee & Argyll and Bute
  • Friday February 3rd – South Lanarkshire & Western Isles
  • Monday February 6th – Inverclyde and Shetland Islands

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