Transport union’s staff begin 15 days of industrial action

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Staff working at TSSA begin strike action over ‘culture’ dispute with the Union’s management.

Staff working for the Transport and Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) will walk out today (Tuesday 4 June) for one day, increasing their strike action by a day each week until 25 June when they will strike for nine consecutive days. A total of 15 days of industrial action was called because of a dispute with their employer.

The dispute is about workplace bullying and harassment, financial mismanagement, and failures to follow agreed policies and procedures designed to create a better and inclusive workplace culture.

Andrew Harden, GMB London Region Organiser said:

“The leadership of TSSA failed to respond to concerns raised by GMB members at an ACAS meeting. Now staff have been forced to take unprecedented strike action, 15 days of action they feel necessary to push their trade union employer to take their dispute seriously.

“The strike action will severely impact the TSSA union’s ability to service its members effectively. TSSA members should ask why the Union’s staff feel compelled to take strike action against management who should understand the role and ethics of the trade union movement.

“TSSA GMB Staff representatives remain willing to attend a further meeting at ACAS with the employer to facilitate meaningful talks and resolve this dispute.”