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TSSA Ballot Result Govia Thameslink Station Staff

2 September 2016

TSSA members vote in favour of Strike Action at Govia Thameslink Railway


TSSA’s ballot among station staff at Govia Thameslink Railway closed today at 12pm.

Manuel Cortes, TSSA’s General Secretary, previously warned the dispute in GTR could spread to involve ticket office staff facing job losses with the closure or partial closures of 81 ticket offices. With a 45.2% turnout in TSSA’s ballot, this further demonstrates the level of anger widely felt among station staff members following GTR’s proposals to reorganise its station environment which raised safety concerns.

The outcome of the ballot has been sent to Govia Thameslink Railway notifying them of the result as follows:

QUESTION: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action consisting of a strike?


Number of ballot papers returned: 113

Number of papers found to be invalid: 0

Thus, total number of valid papers to be counted: 113

Numbers voting YES 66 (58.4 % of valid vote)

Numbers voting NO 47 (41.6 % of valid vote)

Before the ballot was due to close today, talks were tabled earlier in the week at the conciliation service ACAS. TSSA is pleased to report that some progress was made in these talks. In considering our union’s positon alongside the outcome of the ballot, consultation is taking place with TSSA’s elected representatives to consider what, if any action is appropriate in light of recent talks held.

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