Tube strikes 2024: TSSA union announces further TfL London Underground industrial action this week

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TSSA union members previously walked out on April 10, which resulted in the closure of some stations due to a lack of staff.

The London Underground is set to be hit with disruption later this week as Tube workers have announced further industrial action.

Hundreds of customer service managers, who are members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA), are set to walk out on Friday April 26.

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The TSSA union has warned the strikes this week are likely to cause stations to close at the last minute, including late Friday night and into Saturday morning.

TSSA union members previously walked out on April 10, which resulted in the closure of some stations due to a lack of staff.

The walkouts will commence at 12.01am and finish at 11.59pm on Friday. Strike action will continue into Saturday for any members who shifts begin on Friday.

TSSA customer service managers will also take part in an overtime ban from April 29 to May 5. The union warns this could also lead to the closure of Underground stations at short notice.

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The TSSA union has announced strike action on the London Underground on Friday April 26The TSSA union has announced strike action on the London Underground on Friday April 26
The TSSA union has announced strike action on the London Underground on Friday April 26 | TSSA union

TSSA general secretary Maryam Eslamdoust said “It’s clear that our customer service managers strike on April 10 made a real impact, many stations shut at short notice, and we had overwhelming support from the public. Because of London Underground’s refusal to get back round the negotiating table, we have been forced to take further strike action this week.

“London Underground must now come clean with the public – their refusal to negotiate seriously and fairly with our union will lead to stations closing at the last minute and other stations being understaffed.

“We have made it clear that our union will not accept the continued threats to our members' roles, locations, terms, and conditions to stand unchallenged. We will continue to take sustained action until London Underground is prepared to negotiate with us in good faith.”

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A TfL spokesperson said: “We are disappointed that TSSA is continuing with this strike action following a consultation process. While we don’t expect this action will cause significant disruption, we urge TSSA to continue to work with us to help find a resolution. There are no planned job losses as part of these vital changes which will improve the service we provide to customers at our stations.”

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