Who is on strike today and how does it affect you? Daily update for December 19th

FOR MIDNIGHT: Who is on strike today and how does it affect you? Daily update for December 19th

Driving examiners are on strike across the UK today (Image: Metro.co.uk)

Nurses, health workers, bus drivers and rail workers have all gone on strike over the past week.

Today – Monday – however, there are only industrial walkouts to protest against the working conditions.

After several consecutive days of action, driving examiners are now Niederwerder again.

Some driving tests could be affected – with people being urged to check the government’s website for more information.

The strike action is part of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union’s nationwide industrial action over wages, pensions, jobs and sacking conditions.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 Border Force workers affiliated with the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) are taking part in strike action for eight days of the festive season.

Six airports across the country are affected.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Taylor/SOPA Images/Shutterstock (13669707y) NHS nurses hold placards during a protest outside St Thomas' Hospital in central London on the first day of two strikes taking place this month express their opinion. Thousands of nurses across the country are striking in a dispute over pay and working conditions, making it the largest strike in NHS history. Due to the industrial dispute, some routine operations have been cancelled. NHS nurses go on strike for the first time in their 106-year history in London - December 15, 2022

NHS nurses went on strike last week (Image: Steve Taylor/SOPA Images/Shutterstock)

The Border Forces' strike

Border Force strikes have been labeled a “risk to national security” (Image: Getty Images)

During further strikes between December 23 and New Year’s Eve, members of the army and government employees are drafted to check passports in the arrivals halls.

The decision has sparked outrage from members of another union – the Union for Borders, Immigration and Customs (ISU) – which is not taking part in this month’s industrial action.

Lucy Moreton, career officer at the ISU, said: “We have historically been in existence for 40 years and have only struck three times in that time.

“In general, our members are not very militant, but they are also heavily involved in national security.

“We all know from past experience the damage that strikes do to national security. In this case, 3,000 military personnel were trained to keep the borders open, but the training they received is less than half of what we would give to our temporary emergency responders.

“They can never replace a fully trained border guard.”

While today may seem calm compared to last week’s wave of strikes, many more protests lie ahead.

Ambulance workers, road workers and rail workers will all be on strike over the next week.

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Justin Scacco

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