We work to keep London moving day in, day out. We’re already often at work before 5am or can be found helping passengers get home safely in the early hours. We cope with an ever-increasing numbers of passengers - 100 million more in just the last five years - and are happy to do so.
We don't mind working these hours, or the even longer ones due to the Night Tube. All we ask for is a sensible solution to the safety implications of the Night Tube, honest negotiations and a reasonable settlement on pay and hours.
This action comes after 18 months of attempting to negotiate with London Underground management. They are very much a last resort.
The Underground's management have failed to meaningfully negotiate or consult with the recognised trades unions for months.
TSSA supports Night Tube, but we believe that it must be implemented in a way that is safe, secure and sustainable for LU staff and for passengers.
TSSA members are hard-working and, in many cases, long-serving members of staff at London Underground. They are committed to ensuring the safety of the travelling public in London.
Today, alongside the other recognised trade unions in London Underground, they are losing pay to take strike action.
These are our reasons for taking action:
It is five months since TSSA, alongside RMT, ASLEF and Unite, began pay talks with London Underground. LU management have been lacklustre in their engagement, and have insisted that any settlement on pay was conditional upon reaching an agreement on Night Tube.
Following industrial action ballots, in which members of all four recognised trades unions voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, talks began at ACAS, but little progress has been made so far.
A safe, properly staffed system that works for all passengers. As part of our Better London Transport campaign, we’ve proposed a Passenger Charter with four main rights:
Find out more about our Passenger Charter.