TSSA General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust and Gary Kelly, TSSA Organiser will be in Belfast for the public demonstration on Thursday 18th January to support fellow Trade Unions on a General day of action.
The public demonstration on Thursday 18th January is over the lack of a proper pay rise for workers who have not received any increase in pay over 2023/24.
TSSA Organiser for Translink, Gary Kelly, said “TSSA members have been contacting their representatives in increasing numbers to make them aware of their feelings so we’re now in a position to move forward with our own dispute.
“We’ve therefore written to Ulsterbus and Northern Ireland Railways informing them that TSSA members in the Clerical & Contact Centre, Ulsterbus Inspector, Northern Ireland Railways Supervisor and MPT grades are in dispute over the failure to make an acceptable offer to resolve the outstanding 2023/24 pay claim.”
“We’re not taking this step lightly. But we cannot sit on the sidelines while other trade unions take forward the fight for fair pay.”
TSSA is now carrying out an indicative ballot, which began on January 15th and will run for two weeks. Should this ballot be successful, TSSA will then notify Translink of intent to ballot for industrial action.
TSSA is recommending to our members that they vote YES for strike action and YES for action short of strike. If you have not received your indicative ballot please contact Gary Kelly, email@example.com.
As we have not yet balloted our members, we are legally prohibited from instructing you to join the strike.
We appreciate it may be frustrating to some of our members and lay representatives that we have not yet balloted for industrial action and are unable to officially join the day of action. We fully intend to liaise with our sister unions moving forward if we obtain a mandate for industrial action.
If any TSSA member would like to attend the public demonstration, please email Gary for more information.