February 2023 strike dates: Who will be striking and when this month?

20 February 2023, 15:45

February 2023 will see a collection of strikes from core industries in the UK
February 2023 will see a collection of strikes from core industries in the UK. Picture: Alamy

By Zoe Adams

When are the train or tube strikes in February 2023? And when are teachers walking out? Here's a list of all the industrial action happening this calendar month.

England and Wales and other services throughout the UK have seen a huge series of strike action from core services including NHS nurses, trains, buses and Royal Mail.

Along with those strikes causing havoc and chaos up and down the country, teachers have also confirmed they will be walking out on a series of dates as they all fight for more pay.

Trade unions pulled together in 2022 and now 2023 to fight for more money and better working conditions for their employees as the current rate of inflation soars and the cost of living crisis continues.

Related article: March strike dates: Who is striking and when this calendar month

Related article: Ambulance strike dates 2023: Everything you need to know

So as we move through the month of February, here are all the important calendar strike dates you still need for your diaries.

Ambulance stationary at emergency department
Ambulance drivers and staff are yet to reach an acceptable deal. Picture: Alamy

What dates are teachers going on strike in February 2023?

Teachers confirmed in January they would be participating in a total of seven strike days throughout February and March.

In February they will be striking on:

  • 1 February: All schools in England and Wales
  • 14 February: All schools in Wales
  • 28 February: North and north-west England, Yorkshire and Humber

When are the NHS nurse strikes this month?

Nurses made history when they all carried out their first strike action in December 2022. Following the failure to secure a new pay deal, they announced two more dates for February:

  • Monday 6 February
  • Tuesday 7 February

They have now also confirmed their biggest strike action in a series of consecutive dates for March.

When are the ambulance staff strikes this month?

Union GMB confirmed four more strike dates across the next two months after negotiation talks failed. These will take place on the following dates:

  • February 6
  • February 17
  • February 20
  • February 22
London buses stationary at bus station
London buses have also been carrying out a series of strike dates. Picture: Alamy

When are the NHS physio strikes this month?

Partnering alongside nurses, NHS physios staged their first walkout on January 26th. They have also confirmed two further dates:

  • February 7 - All seven Welsh health boards
  • February 9 - 33 NHS services in England

Are London buses on strike in February?

A recent bus strike on January 26 was suspended last minute but as it stands, there are still three more dates for February.

  • February 20
  • February 21

Check the full list of routes that will be impacted by the action in London here.

When are the rail and train strikes in February 2023?

National rail have confirmed strikes for Wednesday 1st February and Friday 3rd which will most likely cause disruption for three to four days.

Its action will affect passengers who use the following services:

Avanti West Coast

Chiltern Railways


East Midlands Railway

Great Western Railway

Greater Anglia

GTR Great Northern Thameslink

London North Eastern Railway

Northern Trains


Southern/Gatwick Express

South Western Railway

SWR Island Line

TransPennine Express

West Midlands Trains

Train drivers who are part of the RMT will also strike this day, causing cancellations and delays to the C2C and Island Line services.

Teacher says strike is a 'cry for help'

Are there any London tube strikes in February?

As it stands, there are no planned strikes for TfL London tube after the Bakerloo Line cancelled their plan action.

Are Royal Mail going on strike in 2023?

Royal Mail workers has currently suspended all further strike action after receiving legal action from bosses. They will now be carrying out another ballot with union members to secure a further six month strike mandate.

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