National Highways Strike Continues in UK

Road traffic officers and control room operators in South West England and the West Midlands begin two days of strike action tomorrow.

Strike action among National Highways members has been moving from region to region since starting on 13 December. PCS members working for National Highways in all regions will strike on January 3 and 4.  

The action in the south west and west midlands is likely to have an impact on signs and signals being set up to warn motorists of blockages and incidents, a reduced ability to respond and deal with collisions, and delays in re-opening carriageways and motorways. 

“Previous strikes elsewhere in England have caused disruption for people travelling over the Christmas period, and this strike is likely to do the same,” said PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka. “While we regret people’s travel plans will be affected, we make it very clear this strike could be called off today if the Prime Minister or Chancellor put money on the table.”