Companies taking part in rail strikes October 2022: Why do workers strike?

The rail strike will resume this October, which will affect rail services. Although the strike was previously due to occur in September. Postponed after the death of the Queen. But now I am due to come back next month. But why do strikes happen?

Read ahead to learn more about the rail strike that will resume in October 2022.

A rail strike is coming soon.

Rail strikes were to take place on September 15th and September 17th, according to the union’s plan. However, the plan did not go ahead due to Queen’s death. But after all that delay, the strike will soon begin on October 1st and October 5th.

Now, train drivers from 12 railway companies belonging to the Aslef union go on strike on 1st and 5th October respectively. This coincides with several important dates, including the Conservative Party meeting in Birmingham. It could also affect the London Marathon on 2 October.

Why do railway strikes happen?

A rail strike is taking place between the railway union and Network Rail. The reason for the strike is that industrial activity has affected rail services. Beyond that, the strike aims to address issues with railroad workers’ salaries and working conditions.

The reason the strikers say is that inflation is rising and will rise further according to forecasts. However, against the rising inflation, the railroad companies have provided nothing to their railroad employees. The strike therefore expresses all the concerns of the workers.

September strike expected to affect train travel (Photo: Carl Court/Getty)

Operators Affected by Rail Strike

Because there is a rail strike next month. Some rail operators will be affected by this. Thus, operators affected by the strike are Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Great Anglia, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Northern Trains, Southeastern, TransPennine Express and West Midlands Trains.

Drivers on the East Midlands Railway voted to go on strike only on October 5th. Additional RMT unions will strike on October 1st. Operators affected by this are Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Great Western Railway, Northern Trains, South Eastern, South Western, Railway TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, West. Midland Trains and GTR (including Gatwick Express).

Lucy Singh


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