West Midlands Trains – Strike Called Off

Picket line outside West Midlands signalling centre with TSSA banners and placards during WMT strike

TSSA has called off planned strike action at West Midlands Trains on the 14 and 15 of February.  

With offers on the table from the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) on behalf of the train companies in our national rail dispute we have decided to take this step, and this has been agreed following consultation with Reps. 

The offers from the RDG are under careful consideration and a decision on whether to put it to members in a vote will be taken in coming days.  

The offer was also given to TSSA after the two-week minimum statutory strike notice and as a measure of goodwill the union has decided to suspend the planned industrial action at WMT.   

TSSA will continue to press ahead with ballots for further industrial action so that in the months to come we have that option open in the fight to reach an acceptable deal for members.  

Reacting to the suspension of the WMT action a TSSA Spokesperson said: “We have taken this step because there has been progress with the RDG and it's right that we focus on the proper consideration of these offers.  

“The industrial action we have taken over many months has shown to the company and the government alike the significant industrial power held by our members at West Midlands Trains and beyond.  

“While the strike action is suspended we will continue to press ahead with our ballots for future industrial action in this fight for pay, job security and conditions and call on members involved to vote yes to both questions.”

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