London Transport sticking plaster won't solve problems 

View of Battersea Power Station with London Overground, Southeastern and SWR trains in foreground

TSSA is warning that the government is leaving Transport for London (TfL) short of money needed for infrastructure after announcing their latest funding package.  

City Hall has revealed a package of £250 million in capital investment offered by the Department for Transport to invest in new projects next year – half of what was asked for. 

In response, TSSA, the biggest union across TfL, said the offer was no more than a sticking plaster. 

TSSA General Secretary, Maryam Eslamdoust said: 

“This falls short of what is needed for a world class city. The Tories are playing politics with London ahead of the Mayoral elections and punishing people for voting Labour. 

“All other major cities give subsidies to their public transport - both Paris and New York subsidise their transport by 62%  - because it's how people move around, getting to work and using London's leisure economy and the supply chain network in the rest of the country. 

“This funding offer is short-termist and amounts to a sticking plaster for transport infrastructure. We need a long-term agreement to plan properly and get value for money. 

“Passengers deserve better in a cost of living crisis, they shouldn't have to take more of the burden just to get to work.' 

“TSSA members - the staff that keep London moving - are sick of taking the strain, they cannot put up with another year of pay suppression.”   

TSSA is the biggest trade union in Transport for London. We represent staff in TfL offices and stations, bus operations, London Underground, TfL Rail, Overground and anywhere the TfL network extends to.  

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