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Angry walkouts at Transport for London make unions bigger

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2408

Transport for London workers on strike last month

Transport for London workers on strike last month (Pic: Socialist Worker)


More than 1,000 workers at Transport for London (TfL) struck for 24 hours on Friday of last week over attacks on pay and pensions.

TfL bosses want to freeze wages and scrap the workers’ final salary pension scheme. The joint action between TSSA, RMT and Unite union members was their second strike in a month. 

TSSA rep Catherine Poole from TfL’s North Greenwich office told Socialist Worker, “Our strike is much stronger than last time because more have joined the union. 

“People are very angry. We’ve had 53 people join in the last four weeks at my office. 

“All we’ve had from management are words with no substance—this is not over by any measure.”

Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, told Socialist Worker, “TfL top brass are living in a parallel universe. Boris Johnson needs to sit down with the unions and resolve this dispute.”


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Tue 17 Jun 2014, 17:14 BST
Issue No. 2408
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