We face crises around the cost of living, the NHS and the climate – the Truss government faces a baptism of fire. Once the royal mourning is over, get ready for action – see our strike and protest diary.

Photo: Steve Eason

Action by rail workers and CWU members has inspired us all, with strikes from bin workers to FE colleges. Enough is Enough has more launch rallies. 1 October will be a major focus, with strikes by both rail and postal workers and two major ports shut down. And as well as strikes over pay, local Don’t Pay groups continue to organise around fuel bills, protests are planned over climate and Palestine, plus a major demo at Tory conference. You can find details of local picket lines at Strikemap.

Mon 19 Sept
Port of Liverpool workers begin strike
The strike will last until 3 October: for the week from 27 September two of Britain’s largest ports will both be on strike More info

Tues 20 Sept
Enough is Enough rallies in Bristol and Leeds
Bristol – 7pm, St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR More info
Leeds – 7pm, Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT More info

Tues 20 Sept
Newham bin workers to begin two week strike
Pickets from 5.30am to 2pm, Central Depot, Folkstone Road, London E6 6BX More info

Thurs 22 Sept
Enough is Enough rally in Luton
St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Luton LU1 3JF More info

Fri 23 Sept
Kwarteng delivers mini-budget
Expect to see the removal of all limits on bankers’ bonuses, plus an explanation of how the reduction in fuel bills is to be paid for

Fri 23 Sept
Fridays for Future Global Climate Action
Check the website for local actions

Mon 26 Sept, Tues 4 Oct, Tues 11 Oct
Strike at Liverpool John Moores University
UNISON members are striking after 13 years of below-inflation pay offers

Monday 26 September
Strike action begins at 26 further education colleges
UCU members begin ten days of action over the next four weeks over pay More info

Tues 27 Sept
Felixstowe dock workers to begin 8 day strike
Most of the strike coincides with a strike at the Port of Liverpool More info

Tues 27 Sept
Strike ballot ends for workers in the offshore oil industry
Despite high oil and gas prices, the 300 drilling and maintenance workers have had no meaningful pay rise for years More info

Tues 27 Sept – Sunday 9 October
Hospital cleaners and catering staff continue strike
Outsourced NHS workers in Lancashire are striking for equal pay and conditions with directly employed colleagues More info

Fri 30 Sept-Sat 1 Oct
CWU members
It’s reported that 115,000 Royal Mail members will be on strike

Sat 1 Oct
Don’t Pay Day of Action
Look out for local events

Sat 1 Oct
ASLEF strike action
To be officially announced on Tuesday

Sat 1 Oct
RMT strike action
40,000 members employed by Network Rail will be on strike

Sat 1 Oct
Just Stop Oil – Occupy Westminster
Assembles 11am at Euston, Paddington and Waterloo stations. More info including local coaches

Sun 2 Oct
People’s Assembly Protest at Tory conference, Birmingham
1pm, Victoria Square – More info including local coaches

Tues 4 – Weds 5 October
Strike at Manchester Metropolitan University
UNISON members are striking after 13 years of below-inflation pay offers

Weds 5 Oct
ASLEF strike action
To be officially announced on Tuesday

Thurs 6 Oct
RCN strike ballot over NHS pay begins
The ballot closes on 2 November More info

Weds 19 Oct
Strike ballot closes at Amazon Coventry warehouse
This is the first official strike ballot of workers in Britain at the notoriously anti-union Amazon, after wildcat walk-outs last month More info

Ongoing
Palestine Action Camp
Camp outside factory making Israeli drones More info

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