TfL action short of strike – template letter


This is the text of a template letter TSSA members should send to their line manager to inform them that they are engaged in action short of strike and will not be participating in their personal P&D process. 

This action is not taking place in London Underground & members in LU should participate in their normal personal P&D process.

Template letter

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To: [insert name of manager]

I am a TSSA member taking part in lawful industrial action relating to a legitimate trade dispute at TfL.

I am entitled to participate in lawful action without recrimination from my employer.

As part of the industrial action short of strike notice, TSSA has instructed members:

  • Not to buddy or mentor agency staff within Customer Experience roles
  • Not to work beyond their contractual hours. This includes all non-contractual overtime, refusing out of hours phone calls, taking full meal breaks at the correct time and VDU breaks from the computer.
  • Not to volunteer for Travel Ambassador duties or any other duties outside their Job Description
  • Not to participate in my personal Performance and Development Review process (including non-participation in My Journey)

I would be grateful if you would refrain from making further requests which conflict with the industrial action I am taking.

I realise that this action may cause you difficulties, and is not something that my Union or I embark upon lightly.

The industrial action will be called off if TfL negotiate a reasonable settlement to the ongoing dispute regarding Pay for Performance. I hope that you can use any influence you have to encourage the Leadership Team to engage with my TSSA in Representatives in a meaningful sense.


[insert name]

TfL action short of strike template letter

TfL action short of strike – template letter – Updated Sept 2021



TfL action short of strike – template letter – Sept 2021

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