TSSA - the biggest union across Transport for London - is planning to ballot London Underground members for industrial action after rejecting a pay offer.
Union reps met the company this week for talks, but again London Underground signalled their intention to impose a pay offer for 2023-24 (April ‘23 to March ‘24).
The deal on offer – after months of talks – is a pay rise of just five per cent and a plan to freeze pay bands and salary ranges.
TSSA General Secretary, Maryam Eslamdoust, said: “Our members on London Underground are deeply unhappy at this sub-standard and simply unrealistic offer.
“We will now move to a ballot for industrial action, raising the very real prospect of a crippling strike on the Tube. If this is to be avoided London Underground must come back to the table with an offer which takes account of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
“The offer, as it stands, really amounts to a pay cut for our members who do so much to keep London moving every day of the year.
“It fails to address the fact inflation has been sky high in recent times and other components of the proposed deal, relating to salary bands, are unacceptable.
“Our door is always open for further talks but it’s time for London Underground to get real.”
* Inflation - RPI in April 23 was 11.4%, RPI in Nov 23 was 5.3%.
*TSSA is the biggest trade union in Transport for London. We represent thousands of staff in TfL offices and stations, bus operations, London Underground, TfL Rail, overground and anywhere the TfL network extends to.
We represent everyone from apprentices to senior managers. We are the only union with recognition in all parts of the business, including recognition for collective bargaining on pay and key industrial issues, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I). We're also the only union that is recognised for collective consultation on behalf of senior managers.