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TSSA Votes to Strike in Night Tube Row

30 June 2015

The threat of a total shutdown of London's tube network on July 8 increased today when the TSSA announced its members have voted to strike on that day.


By a majority of 3 to 1, its members at London Underground voted to walkout in the row over pay and the start of the Night Tube service in September. The result was announced as peace talks got underway at ACAS with all three rail unions, TSSA, Aslef and the RMT.


Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, said:


"We hope that this result will show Boris Johnson just how angry our members are at his plans to try and rush the start of the Night Tube without any detailed agreement on manning levels.


"Under plans we have been shown so far, some Zone 3 stations will be left with just one staff member on duty in the middle of the night.

That is no way to run a service which prides itself on safety and security."


"We want to reach a deal which safeguards both passengers and staff. We will be hoping to reach agreement on that in the coming days."


The vote in support of strike action was 76%. The vote in favour of action short of a strike was 88%. Turnout was 44%.


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