Train driver RMT members at 14 rail operators will take strike action on February 1 and 3 over jobs, pay and conditions.

The decision to strike on February 1 coincides with a TUC day of action where several unions are coordinating their strikes during the cost-of-living crisis.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our negotiations will continue with the rail operators to create a package on jobs, conditions and pay that can be offered to our members.”

The 14 train operators are as follows: 

Chiltern Railways

Cross Country Trains

Greater Anglia,


East Midlands Railway,


Great Western 


Northern Trains,

South Eastern 

South Western Railway

Transpennine Express,

Avanti West Coast,

West Midlands Trains

GTR (including Gatwick Express

Responding to the anti-strike bill that was introduced to Parliament last week, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:

“This is an attack on human rights and civil liberties which we will oppose in the courts, Parliament and the workplace.

“One of the most important things in any democratic society is to have free trade unions.

“This law could make effective strike action illegal, and workers may be sacked for exercising their right to withdraw their labour.

“The only reason this draconian legislation is being introduced is because the government have lost the argument and want to punish workers for having the temerity to demand decent pay and working conditions.

“The government’s own impact assessment of minimum service levels shows it wouldn’t work.  They would be better off coming to a negotiated settlement with unions through dialogue.”