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TSSA Warns of Industrial Action Over TfL Talks Breakdown

17 October 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has raised the prospect of industrial action across Transport for London (TfL) after a breakdown in talks over pay.

TSSA represents thousands of TfL staff across the Company in all grades.

After the talks Cortes said: “This morning we met TfL bosses and they have refused to increase their paltry pay offer. Sadly, they have told our members they need to take yet another pay cut. In effect this would be the sixth successive year of pay cuts.

“Our union represents some of the lowest paid people within the TfL family and they are sick to the back teeth of having to put up with pay cut, after pay cut, after pay cut. They have had more than enough.

“In a recent ballot of our members they told us overwhelmingly that they wanted us to reject the 1 per cent pay offer from TfL and that they were willing to take part in industrial action if it became necessary.

“Today I have told TfL that we are willing to go to ACAS for further talks but on the understanding that TfL will be tabling an improved offer.

“I wrote to Sadiq Khan last month urging him to intervene. I am again asking the Mayor to step in because if by early next week we haven’t had a response from the Company that they will meet our terms for talks at ACAS, we will be moving to a ballot for industrial action.”

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