When are the next rail strikes? RMT and Aslef to strike in February

Following a month of strikes in December that brought much of the UK to a halt, Britain's "winter of discontent" has continued into the new year. Train drivers’ union Aslef on

Tuesday rejected a pay offer and announced two more strike dates. Aslef has already called drivers out on six occasions in its pursuit of a better deal, most recently on

January 5. Furthermore, the Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) union has announced that its members will also strike over two days in February. Find out below when

rail workers are striking in February.When are the next rail strikes? Aslef union members said its members would walk out on Wednesday, February 1, and Friday, February 3.

It rejected an offer of about four per cent a year for two years on behalf of 15 train firms. RMT members will also strike on February 1 and 3. The companies

affected include some of London’s busiest commuter routes, including Thameslink, Southeastern and Southern. The most recent strikes will also affect Avanti West Coast,

Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Great Northern, London North Eastern Railway, and Gatwick Express, among other train companies. There will probably

be no trains on either day, and each strike day's morning commute will likely be affected.Why are union members striking? Union members are striking in a dispute over pay,

jobs, and working conditions. Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, said: “The proposal is not and could not ever be acceptable but we are willing to engage in further

discussions within the process that we previously agreed.