GWR: Ballot update

Dear members,
Your TSSA Great Western Railway (GWR) industrial action ballot has changed slightly. Papers will be sent out next Wednesday 29 June by first class post and must be returned before Wednesday 13 July.
Everything else remains the same, so please do look out for a strike ballot paper coming through your door and please VOTE YES to BOTH strike action and action short of strike in this important dispute over your pay and job security!
We are seeking:

  • A pay rise which meets the rising cost of living
  • A no compulsory redundancy agreement for 2022
  • No unagreed changes to terms and conditions

Your reps met and discussed the best way forward for you at GWR. Despite many meetings with the company to try and resolve this dispute, no progress has been made. Your reps now agree, it is time to take action.
TSSA will be in industry-wide talks next week on pay and conditions for you and our other members in train operators. Sending a strong message with a big yes vote will strengthen our hand in talks so please do vote YES x 2 as soon as your ballot paper arrives.
What happens now?
You will receive a ballot paper to the home address that TSSA holds on our membership system for you.

Ballot opens: 29 June
Ballot closes: 13 July
We’re urging you to VOTE YES in this ballot, but the most important thing is that you vote. Please look out for your ballot paper and ensure you return it before the closing date of 13 July.
We don’t take this lightly and of course industrial action of any sort is always a last resort.
Please VOTE YES to both strike action and action short of strike in this ballot to send the strongest possible message that we won’t stand for this treatment.
If you have any concerns, please contact your TSSA reps in the first instance. You can contact our Helpdesk on 0800 328 2673 or
If you don’t receive your ballot paper, please contact our membership team on
For information and updates on the dispute, please visit the hub on our website.

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