Who’s on strike today and how will it affect you? Daily update for March 16

Yesterday was one of the biggest days for strikes in the UK for years, with workers across the health, transport and education industries walking out.

But while disruption will be less significant today, the industrial action that is taking place will hit several vital sectors across the country.

The main attention will once again be on train services, as members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at 14 operators will strike in a long-running row over pay, jobs and conditions.

Nationally, it is expected between 40-50% of train services will run, but there will be wide variations across the network, with no services at all in some areas.

Trains that do run will start later and finish much earlier than usual, typically between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘The government can settle this dispute easily by unshackling the rail companies.

‘However, its stubborn refusal to do so will now mean more strike action across the railway network and a very disruptive overtime ban.’

Teachers in England and university staff will also be striking, in a continuation of action from yesterday.

In Coventry, Amazon workers continue to take on one of the richest companies in the world with their week-long walkout over pay.

Both of those groups also participated in the mass industrial action yesterday, one of the single biggest days of strikes in a decade.

Up to half a million teachers, lecturers, junior doctors, civil servants, London Underground drivers, BBC journalists and Amazon employees stopped work on Budget day.

Union leaders claimed a march on Trafalgar Square in central London was attended by at least 40,000 people.

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