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TSSA London Underground Controllers may strike

2 March 2016

TSSA has sent out ballot papers to London Underground's Control Service staff to vote for strike action which could close down the whole tube network.

London Underground bosses met with TSSA negotiators on Wednesday last week to try to resolve a dispute over crucial issues about unremunerated and un-resourced track maintenance responsibilities being loaded onto Controllers.

An agreement could not be reached and further talks will now take place at ACAS within the next fortnight.

"Disappointingly but predictably LU are continuing to drag out this unnecessary dispute and whilst we will enter the ACAS talks in good faith, we are getting on with sending out the ballot papers and will take industrial action if LU force us into it." said TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes.

"But LU are still guilty of breaking all agreed procedures with Control Service and our staff have run out of patience and are prepared to take action because LU have spent four months refusing to negotiate. It was only the threat of strike action that got them to the talking table, and the ball is very much in LU's court and a vote for strike action will depend now on how they now choose to play."
 

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