Who is on strike today in the UK?

Here is everything you need to know about the latest strike action across the UK.

The Elizabeth Tower, more commonly known as Big Ben, is seen as teachers attend a march during strike action in a dispute over pay, in London, Britain March 15, 2023. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Hundreds of thousands of workers from different sectors have been on strike across the UK in the past month. (Reuters)

Civil servants continue to strike over the coming days as the UK braces for more industrial action next month.

The number of walkouts in March has slowed following days of unprecedented strike action in the middle of the month.

Hundreds of thousands of workers from several trade unions went on strike on the day of the spring budget.

However, some civil servants are striking this week, and more plan to head to the picket line in April.

Here is a look at the latest strikes taking place over the next few days and next month.

Who is striking today?

On Tuesday, civil servants working at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are on strike.

Members of Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) attend a rally at the Mound, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, February 1, 2023. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Civil servants from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) are striking this week. (Reuters)

The workers, who are members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS, are walking out of about 35 branches in the north of England and in Scotland.

More than 100,000 PCS members across 214 government departments and other public bodies have voted to take strike action over pay, pensions and redundancy terms.

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PCS members who work for Ofsted in the Applications, Regulatory and Contact (ARC) team and Inspection Support Centre are also on strike on Tuesday.

Who is striking tomorrow?

Ofsted workers who are PCS members will continue their strike action on Wednesday.

Who is striking this weekend?

There are currently no national strikes planned for this weekend, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April.

Who is striking next week?

On Monday 3 April, a five-week walkout by the Passport Office will begin.

More than 1,000 PCS workers will go on strike, with warnings of delays to passport applications and deliveries in the run-up to summer.

Signage is seen outside the entrance to the Passport Office in Liverpool, Britain, March 20, 2023. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Strike action at passport offices is planned next week. (Reuters)

The strike action will affect passport offices in Belfast, Durham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Newport, Peterborough and Southport.

The action is scheduled to run until 5 May.

What about teachers' strikes?

The National Eduction Union (NEU) has not ruled out that a fresh round of teachers’ strikes could disrupt exams.

The union said it recommended that members reject an “insulting” pay offer from the government, which it said amounted to a £1,000 one-off cash payment for the present school year and a 4.3% consolidated pay rise for most teachers the following year.

NEU co-leader Mary Bousted told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday: “Our executive committee looked carefully at the offer and decided it was really insulting and that the union had to offer advice to members, who will either take that advice or ignore us.”

Asked whether strikes could disrupt exams, she said: “We really hope that that doesn’t take place.

“We will plan more strike dates. We don’t want to disrupt exams and we will try to ensure that we do reopen negotiations.”

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