It may be a new year but it’s the same old story when it comes to industrial action in the UK.
Strikes over wages, pensions, jobs and redundancy conditions have hit the railways, the NHS and higher education and other public sectors.
As a result, Rishi Sunak’s government has been accused of “barely refusing” to negotiate with the unions to end the mass strikes.
Ministers held a series of meetings with political leaders yesterday, but so far everything has failed.
Metro.co.uk has been keeping readers updated on the strikes as more strikes are planned in the coming weeks.
Who is on strike today?
Londoners face travel disruption today as Abellio bus drivers continue industrial action.
They carried out several walkouts over a wage dispute in December and more are planned this month.
The strikes will mainly affect west and south London, where Abellio operates.
Ahead of the action, TfL has urged people to review their commute and change their usual journey if necessary.
Which routes are affected by the strikes?
TfL said the following daily routes will be affected by strikes:
the night routes are affected:
Finally, the 24-hour routes to be disrupted by strikes are as follows:
Yesterday’s talks on a teacher salary agreement in Scotland fell through, meaning two days of strikes this week will see almost all schools closed.
Primary school staff will leave today, followed by secondary school teachers tomorrow.
Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), had asked Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to clarify whether “new money was on the table” to resolve the wage dispute with union members.
She stressed that she had “never seen teachers so angry” over “12 years of neglect of state education.”
DVSA, DVLA and Rural Payments Agency
For the second day in a row, driving examiners in London, the South East, South Wales and the South West have dropped out.
Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), affiliated with the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, have been on strike since December.
Car, motorcycle, truck, bus and minibus tests are among others affected.
It comes after “one of the highest votes for strike action” at the DVLA.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/01/10/whos-on-strike-today-and-how-will-it-affect-you-daily-update-for-january-10-18064124/ Who is on strike today and how does it affect you? Daily update for January 10th