Who’s on strike today and how will it affect you? Daily update for March 2

Teachers, civil servants, driving examiners and Amazon workers will all walk out today in yet another day of strike disruption.

Last month saw upwards of 500,000 people across public and private sectors taking to the picket line.

Since January, nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers, rail workers, taxi drivers, civil servants, barristers and bus drivers have all started industrial action.

Amazon workers

Workers at a warehouse in Coventry are walking out today in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Staff will also take strike action from March 13 to 17.

The factory made history in January when its workers became Amazon’s first to go on strike.


Members of the National Education Union (NEU) in the Northern, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber regions will be striking today.

In Scotland, teachers in the EIS union are also walking out in a dispute over pay.

In addition, 20 more days of rolling strike action have been announced for Scotland, planned from March 13 to April 21.

Department for Work and Pensions

Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are striking across Universal Credit centres.

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union, which represents many government workers, says the action is a ‘response to the lack of movement from the Government on their demands on pay, pensions and job security’.

Job security and redundancy terms are two of the biggest reasons for the strike, with the union pointing to Government plans to close more than 40 DWP offices.


DVLA members are also taking part in today’s strikes.

It is part of national industrial action by the PCS Union over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms.

Land Registry staff

PCS union members working for HM Land Registry started five days of strike action on Monday.

More than 350 Land Registry workers in Birkenhead, Coventry, Croydon, Durham, Fylde, Gloucester, Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Swansea, Telford, and Weymouth will be walking out.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: ‘As long as the government shows no sign of resolving this dispute, we’ll show no signs to stopping strike action.

‘Ministers seem able to find money for just about everything other than giving their own employees a decent pay rise. PCS members have had enough of being taken for granted.’

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