TSSA solidarity statement – ASLEF ballots

TSSA flags at Tolpuddle festival

TSSA rail union has issued the following statement after members at ASLEF voted overwhelmingly for strike action at eight train companies in a dispute over pay.

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said: “I want to heartily congratulate our sisters and brothers at ASLEF for their brilliant ballot results which send a crystal clear message to the train companies and the government that industrial action is very much on the cards.

“Just like our members, train drivers were heroes on the frontline of the pandemic and they deserve to be recognised for their service – that means decent pay and job security.

“Our union proudly stands in solidarity with ASLEF, RMT and other sibling unions against Tory wreckers who are hell bent on cuts to our railways and who have no answers to the needs of workers in this escalating cost of living crisis.”

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