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Transport workers round-up

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2407

TfL set for joint pay strike

More than 1,000 workers at Transport for London (TfL) were set to strike for 24 hours from 6am on Friday of this week over pay and pensions.

The joint action is between TSSA, RMT and Unite union members. It will be their second ever strike following a one-day strike last month. 

Workers are angry that bosses want to freeze wages and scrap their final salary pension scheme. 

The bosses’ proposals are likely to have a major effect on the future of the TfL Pension Fund.

The strike will hit office-based services but also many Travel Information Centres at major London stations.

Virgin West Coast cleaners

Cleaners at Manchester’s Longsight train care depot looking after Virgin West Coast’s fleet were set for a 24-hour strike on Thursday of this week from 7pm.

The RMT union said the dispute is over the victimisation of a union activist who was dismissed because of his trade union activities.

RMT members overwhelmingly backed strikes by over 86 percent.

Heathrow Express

RMT members at Heathrow Express struck for 24 hours on Wednesday of last week.

The strike took place as the revamped Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport reopened.

Workers are battling the threat of 200 redundancies while those who remain face a ten-year pay freeze.

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Tue 10 Jun 2014, 20:37 BST
Issue No. 2407
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