Staff at 16 train companies will walk out between 7 and 9 May in the latest wave of industrial action over pay and working conditions.

Rail passengers will face disruption during the week of the Bank Holiday falling on 6 May, with an overtime ban in place between 6 and 11 May in addition to the walkouts.

According to the Aslef union, train drivers have been asked to compromise on working conditions in return for better pay.

The news follows the last series of strikes, which took place on 5, 6, and 8 April, along with a six-day overtime ban.

However, London Underground strikes scheduled on 8 April and 4 May have been since called off.

The industrial action across the rail network in April was estimated to cost the hospitality sector £387m. According to UK Hospitality, strikes in 2024 have cost businesses close to £750m in lost trade, whilst the total impact since the start of the dispute in 2022 has now totalled £5bn.