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.
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.
TfL action short of strike template letter
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