Who is on strike today and how will it affect you? Daily update for February 4th

A calendar of who's rocking today.

Pipeline workers and legal advisers are on strike today for two very different reasons (Image: Metro.co.uk)

It’s a quieter day when it comes to strike action in the UK today – but don’t expect to see any disruption.

Waves of labor unrest have swept the nation for months, emptying railroads, delaying deliveries and seeing some government services grind to a halt.

Today, there will be two different picket lines – London Underground workers and civil servants.

After two days of massive stoppages of London’s biggest commuter rail services, today it is only the London Underground that will be affected by strikes.

On the first of two days of stoppages, workers on the Bakerloo line who are members of train drivers’ union Asleft (the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) will strike.

This means the route, which runs from Harrow and Wealdstone in the northwest London suburbs to Elephant and Castle in south London, will be closed.

All other London Underground lines will not be affected by the strike.

Passengers using the London Underground

Bakerloo line workers walk out over safety concerns (Image: Getty Images)

The union is challenging a plan it says will allow passengers to end up at sidings and depots because of a lack of security checks.

Aslef called the proposal a “flash and dash”, adding that riders would have to rely on listening to unreliable 50-year-old public address announcements to avoid getting stuck.

Transport for London (TfL) managers hope to scrap a safety measure which sees carriages physically checked to ensure they are empty as part of cost-cutting measures.

Finn Brennan, organizer of Aslef on the Underground, said: “This puts both passengers and staff at risk.

“Past experience has shown that removing physical checks means thousands of passengers are unwittingly directed to sidings or depots.

“We understand the pressure London Underground is under to cut costs, but this cannot be at the expense of the safety of passengers and staff.”

TfL said: “The safety of staff and customers is our number one priority and we have never compromised on safety and never will.

A photo of passengers buying tickets.

TfL says all other London Underground lines will operate as normal today (Image: Geoffrey Swaine/Shutterstock)

“No one wants to see strikes on the network, especially when we are trying to encourage passengers and visitors to return to London. We will continue to work with Aslef and urge them to rescind this action.”

The transport network said no changes have been made to safety checks, but hopes to end the requirement to check that trains are empty at the end of a journey.

Because of the obstructions to the carriage doors, TfL said, it is not possible for customers to get onto the tracks at sidings or depots.

Following the strike, early morning Bakerloo services are expected to go ahead as planned on Sunday.

Bakerloo staff will be out again next Saturday.

Along with the tube workers, solicitors and paralegals who are members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which represents public servants, are picketing.

In which courts are legal advisers on strike?

Aberystwyth Justice Centre

Aldershot Justice Centre

Barrow-In-Furness Magistrates’ Court

Basildon mixed field

Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court

Beverley Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

Bolton Magistrates’ Court

Bradford & Keighley Magistrates’ & Family Court

Brighton Magistrates’ Court

Bristol Magistrates’ Court and Tribunals Hearing Centre

Caernarfon Justice Centre

Cambridge Magistrates’ Court

Cannock Magistrates’ Court

Cardiff Magistrates’ Court

Carlisle Magistrates’ Court

Chesterfield Justice Center

Coventry Magistrates’ Court

Crawley Magistrates’ Court

Crewe (South Cheshire) Magistrates’ Court

Derby Magistrates’ Court

Dudley Court (County, Mags, Family)

Durham County Court and Family Court

Ealing Magistrates’ Court

Folkestone Magistrates’ Court

Gateshead Courts

Grimsby Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Guildford Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Hastings Magistrates’ Court

Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court

Hereford Justice Centre

High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

HMCTS Osprey House

Hull and Holderness Magistrates’ Court and Hearing Centre

Ipswich Magistrates’ Court

Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court

Kirklees (Huddersfield) Magistrates & Family Court

Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court

Leeds Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Lincoln Magistrates’ Court

Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates’ Court

Liverpool Civil and Family Court

Llanelli Magistrates’ Court

Luton and South Bedfordshire Magistrates’ Court

Maidstone Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Manchester Magistrates’ Court

Mansfield Magistrates’ and County Court

Medway Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Merthyr Tydfil Combined Court Centre

Mid and South East Northumberland Law Courts

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Mold Justice Center

Newport Magistrates’ Court (South Wales).

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court

North Somerset Magistrates’ Court

North Staffordshire Justice Centre

North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court

Norwich Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Nottingham Magistrates’ Court

Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Peterborough Magistrates’ Court

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court

Reading Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Salisbury Courts

Sefton Magistrates’ Court

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court

St Albans Magistrates’ Court

Staines Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Stevenage Magistrates Court

Sunderland County, Family, Magistrates and Courts Hearings

Swindon Magistrates’ Court

Tameside Magistrates’ Court

Taunton Magistrates’ Court, Tribunals and Family Hearing Centre

Teesside Magistrates’ Court

Telford Magistrates’ Court

Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court

Walsall Magistrates’ Court

Warrington Magistrates’ Court

Warwick mixed court

West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court

Willesden Magistrates’ Court

Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court

Worcester Justice Center

It’s worth the Magistrate’s Court

Yeovil County, Family and Magistrates’ Court.

Counselors work for HM Courts and Tribunals Service which manages court services in England and Wales.

This is the second day of their four-day strike over the development of the Common Platform, which the union says has sent stress levels “through the roof”.

The government spent £236 million on the case database system to “modernize the justice system”. HMCTS says the Common Platform has dealt with nearly 158,000 criminal cases and is live in more than 100 courts.

PCS said the platform was “fundamentally flawed” and called for an adequate risk assessment and a promise that no more staff would be cut because of it.

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