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More industrial action against TfL set for Friday

08:57 06 May 2014

A three-union TfL strike is threatened for Friday. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A three-union TfL strike is threatened for Friday. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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The 72-hour Tube strike may have been called off this week, but three unions are still not happy with TfL.

The RMT, TSSA and Unite unions, under an umbrella called TfL Unions Together, have called for “action short of strike” on from today until further notice, which means that they will not help agency staff in customer service roles, they will not work beyond their contracted hours or job description, and they won’t participate in performance reviews.

However, up to 1,500 workers at mainline travel centres in London are also set to strike for 24 hours from 6am on Friday.

There could also be further 24-hour stoppages.

This dispute is over pay and pensions, whereas the cancelled Tube strike and the 48-hour one that took place last week were over ticket office closures.

TfL Unions Together say that TfL plans will mean non-consolidated pay rises, a reduced final salary pension, an immediate pay freeze for 50% of staff and pay that is no longer fully negotiated with the unions.

Friday’s action will hit travel centres and telephone call centres plus other services including spot checks on illegal taxi touts.

Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, said: “Needless to say the suggested pay freeze and cuts to final salary pensions do not apply to senior managers at TfL.

“It is junior managers and supervisors doing vital work to keep London moving that are facing this cut in their living standards. Clearly, we are not all in this together, as the mayor keeps saying.”

TfL HR director Tricia Riley said: “As with arrangements at any modern organisation, our proposed changes will ensure that our non-operational staff, who provide valuable management and support functions, are fairly paid based on their performance and their pay relative to the external jobs market.

“The only way in which these disputes get resolved is by talking and not by taking strike action.

“We have been engaging with the trade unions on these issues since November and we are happy to meet the unions at any time to continue these discussions in a number of areas. Should the strike go ahead, there would be no impact on transport services.”

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