UK strike calendar – service stoppages planned for February and March

The wave of strike action continues to sweep the UK, threatening to bring the country to a standstill as workers across the transport network, NHS and civil service take industrial action in rows over pay and conditions.

Here are the main public service strikes planned for the coming months. Use the arrows in the top right to change the month:

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Wednesday 1 February

• National Education Union (NEU) members will strike over pay in England and Wales, as Scottish schools face continued action.

• Strikes by train drivers belonging to the Aslef and RMT rail unions.

• First confirmed day of strike action for staff across 150 universities, with 18 days of strikes planned in February and March.

• More than 100,000 civil servants who are represented by the PCS union strike.

• DVSA staff who are members of the PCS, including driving examiners and vehicle testers, resume their walkout across the country.

Thursday 2 February

• Teachers in Scotland represented by EIS continue their industrial action in some parts of the country.

Friday 3 February

• Another day of strikes by train drivers belonging to the Aslef and RMT rail unions.

• Teachers in Scotland represented by EIS continue their industrial action in some parts of the country.

Monday 6 February

• Nurses represented by the Royal College of Nursing begin a third round of strike action in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

• Ambulance workers will stage a strike coordinated by the GMB, Unison and Unite in trusts across England and the national Welsh service.

Tuesday 7 February

• Nurses continue strike action into a second day.

Thursday 9 February

• NHS physiotherapy staff across England continue strike action.

University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Friday 10 February

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

• Ambulance workers who are Unison members in London, Yorkshire, the south-west, north-east and north-west go on strike.

Monday 13 February

• Staff at the British Museum who are members of the PCS union, including employees of the museum’s visitor services and security teams, begin seven days of industrial action.

• Workers at the DVLA in Swansea stage a five-day strike action.

Tuesday 14 February

• Teachers represented by the NEU strike in Wales.

• Staff at the British Museum who are PCS members continue strike action.

• Workers at the DVLA in Swansea continue industrial action.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Wednesday 15 February

• Staff at the British Museum who are PCS members continue strike action.

• Workers at the DVLA in Swansea continue industrial action.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Thursday 16 February

• Ambulance workers in Northern Ireland represented by Unite continue strike action.

• Staff at the British Museum who are PCS members continue strike action.

• Workers at the DVLA in Swansea continue industrial action.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Friday 17 February

• Ambulance workers in the West Midlands ambulance service represented by Unite strike, as workers in the Northern Ireland ambulance service continue strike action.

• Staff at the British Museum who are PCS members continue strike action.

• Workers at the DVLA in Swansea continue industrial action.

Saturday 18 February

• Staff at the British Museum who are PCS members continue strike action.

Sunday 19 February

• Staff at the British Museum who are PCS members continue strike action.

Monday 20 February

• Ambulance workers who are members of Unite in the North East, East Midlands and Wales ambulance services continue to strike.

Tuesday 21 February

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Wednesday 22 February

• Ambulance workers who are members of Unite in the North West ambulance service continue to strike.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Thursday 23 February

• Ambulance workers who are Unite members in the Northern Ireland ambulance service continue to strike.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Friday 24 February

• Ambulance workers who are Unite members in the Northern Ireland ambulance service continue to strike.

Monday 27 February

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Tuesday 28 February

• Teachers represented by the NEU take strike action in the northern, north-west, Yorkshire and the Humber regions.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Wednesday 1 March

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Thursday 2 March

• Teachers represented by the NEU continue strike action in London, the south-east and south-west.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Monday 6 March

• Ambulance workers in the West Midlands, East Midlands, North East, North West and Wales ambulance services begin a third round of strike action.

Wednesday 15 March

• Teachers represented by the NEU begin a second round of strike action in England and Wales.

Thursday 16 March

• Teachers represented by the NEU continue strike action in England and Wales.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Friday 17 March

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Monday 20 March

• Ambulance workers in the West Midlands, East Midlands, North East, North West and Wales ambulance services continue strike action.

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Tuesday 21 March

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

Wednesday 22 March

• University staff at more than 150 universities across the UK continue strike action.

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