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TfL staff strike on Friday 9 May

6 May 2014

On Friday, 9 May, TSSA, RMT and Unite members (Bands 1-3) at TfL are standing together to take strike action. They are doing this to protest at TfLÂ’s plans to impose their Pay for Performance proposals. This action is distinct and separate from the tube strikes involving London Underground staff.

Over the last six months TfL have consistently refused to engage in meaningful discussions or negotiations about their plans for a performance-related pay freeze and pensions cuts. TfL also refuse to engage in conciliation talks at ACAS; something that even London Underground has been willing to do. We have no choice but to take action.

If implemented, TfL’s plans will cost TfL staff dearly, and will mean:

  • Non-consolidated (non-pensionable) pay rises
  • Reduced final salary pensions
  • Immediate pay freeze (for 5 years or more) for 50% of staff
  • Pay no longer fully negotiated with your recognised unions
  • Pay rises determined by highly subjective, highly questionable ‘behaviours’

This strike action is entirely lawful and follows a ballot in which members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action. The strike will run for 24 hours, between 07.00 on Friday, 9 May and 06.59am on Saturday, 10 May.

You can join a union anytime up until and on the day of the strike and take part in the action. The more TfL staff that join a trade union and take part in this strike action – and action short of strike – the more likely we are to make TfL listen. The more likely we are to bring TfL back to the table to engage in meaningful and constructive negotiations.

Join TSSA today!

TfL is an essential public service that ensures ALL forms of transport in London keep moving every day, and our work during the Olympics gained us public support and visibility. We perform many diverse but valuable roles and all play a part in delivering TfL’s objectives. During this dispute it is vital that we stand together and take action with our colleagues in Unite and RMT to demonstrate our strength and our resolve. Office staff are as important as customer-facing or operational staff in making this strike a success and in demonstrating our strength of feeling to TfL. You can join us online in just a few minutes.

Join the strike on Friday, 9 May!


Join us on the Picket Line

Members of TSSA, RMT and Unite will be on picket lines outside key TfL buildings on Friday, 9 May. If you would like to join us, or would like more information, please contact your local rep or contact Mel Taylor, TSSA Organiser: 0773 819 5127 or

If you have any questions about taking strike action or about joining the picket line, check out our Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. You can also contact your local rep or Mel Taylor, TSSA Organiser.

For more information, see TfL Unions Together website.


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