Elizabeth Line – Action Suspended

A group of TSSA Elizabeth Line pickets in orang hi vis vests and yellow armbands at Romford Rail Operating Centre. A huge red TSSA flag flies above them

TSSA members involved in the dispute over pay and pensions on London’s Elizabeth Line have agreed to suspend industrial action for a month. 

This follows a one-day walkout by members on 12 January, which halted large parts of Transport for London’s flagship route, with action short of a strike ongoing from that date. 

This was the first industrial action on the line since it opened in May 2022.  

TSSA members work in essential roles, including Traffic Managers, Service and Infrastructure, and Incident Response Manager grades at Rail for London (Infrastructure) Limited (RfLI).   

They voted by nine to one in favour of strike action in a ballot held late last year after talks failed at the arbitration service, ACAS.   

Workers doing similar jobs in the outsourced parts of the Elizabeth Line received 8.2 per cent this year and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 9.25 per cent. 

A pay review exercise will now take place as a result of talks which involved Elizabeth Line Director, Howard Smith. Our Organiser, Mel Taylor, has described these discussions as “significant and serious" adding that “the progress made since the strike just goes to show the power of our collective action, and in the days since we have seen more people becoming members of our TSSA family.  

“The company should take note however, that we reserve the right to reissue our notice to take action at any time with 14 days' notice.” 


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