Our Union is once again forced to declare industrial action as we fight to defend jobs, protect terms and conditions and secure a pay rise that helps you cope with the ever-rising cost of living. Our colleagues in other unions are taking action on various dates from 3rd November 2022, so we have notified Greater Anglia of our intention to take action short of a strike on the following dates:
Thursday November 3rd from 00:01 to 23:59
Saturday November 5th from 00:01 to 23:59
Members are instructed not to undertake the following activities:
- A ban on unpaid overtime
- A ban on paid overtime
- A ban on on-call activities
- A ban on activities associated with voluntary contingency cover
This action is intended to demonstrate solidarity and protect members from being used to undermine the action of ourselves at TSSA and our sister unions.
We need the new Secretary of State for Transport, should she remain in post, to understand that Grant Shapps' plan to slash jobs and prevent fair pay increases for rail workers is deeply flawed. Government intervention is the primary cause of this dispute and Government intervention is required to resolve the situation.
Ms Trevelyan has the opportunity to get around the table with us and provide for a bright future for our railway and for all of us dedicated to the industry, as we all strive to deliver services every day, regardless.
Passenger numbers continue to rise around the country and demand for services is increasing. Cutting back the railway is not the answer and certainly won’t help the UK economy or our climate emergency.
An agreement is possible, but for now we must remain strong and united in our determination to ensure that meaningful talks do happen, and they do reach a conclusion that is fair for all.