Transport for London staff vote to take strike action over pay and pensions

Transport for London (TfL) managers and supervisors have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay and pensions.

A strike action may take place within the next four weeks.

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said that 47% staff turned up to participate in the vote. More than 1,000 staff backed the action 3-1.

TfL HR Director Tricia Riley said: “As with arrangements at any modern organisation, our proposed changes will ensure that our non-operational staff, who provide valuable management and support functions, are fairly paid based on their performance and their pay relative to the external jobs market.”

“The only way in which these disputes get resolved is by talking and not by threatening strikes. We have been engaging with the trade unions on these issues since November and we have already invited the TSSA to continue discussions with us in a number of areas.”

“We note that 60% of those balloted either did not vote or voted against strike action.”

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Anonymous

    It's about time these overpaid, underworked tube workers grew up!

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  • Anonymous

    We can fly to the Moon , transplant hearts , produce AI approaching the level of a childs intelligence ; and yet we show no signs of using the very , very old technology that would assign these overpaid and underworked bullies to the history books..

    COMPLETELY AUTOMATE THE UNDERGROUND SYSTEM ; LINE BY LINE and re-assign the assets as UK MILITARY ASSETS .

    That way 100's of jobs would be produced in the building of the autiomated .

    It works perfectly well on the Docklands systems and many systems in more developed countries (eg Singapore).

    ONCE BUILT , re- assign as a UK MILITARY ASSET and maintain as part of strategic UK infrastructure (it is !) ...

    No strikes , no costly human holidays / pensions / laziness .... The Tube workers have had it too easy for too long .

    Rod (Southampton) - ex Londoner and regular user of London Transport.

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