News - TSSA suspends Elizabeth Line industrial action

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TSSA members involved in the dispute over pay and pensions on London’s Elizabeth Line have agreed to suspend industrial action until the beginning of March. 

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 operational roles, carrying out safety critical duties, including as Traffic Managers, Service and Infrastructure, and Incident Response Managers 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.  

Commenting, TSSA Organiser, Mel Taylor, said: “Discussions with the company have been significant and serious.  

“The progress made since the strike just goes to show the power of our collective action.  Our members have sent the company a very clear message that they are not prepared to be pushed around on pay and pensions.    

“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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