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Strike At TSSA On 8th October

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GMB Members At TSSA On Strike On Wednesday 8th October Over Botched Restructuring

What is good enough for TSSA members on London Underground is good enough for members employed by TSSA says GMB.

GMB members employed across Britain by Transport Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) are to take strike action on Wednesday 8th October over a botched restructuring exercise. TSSA has offices in London, Bristol, Derby, Glasgow, Manchester and York where members will take part in the strike.

There will be a picket line from 8.00am on 8 October outside TSSA’s Head Office, Walkden House, 10 Melton Street NW1 2EJ. There will also be a picket line at the Bristol office at Newminster House, 27 to 29 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1LT.

Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary for trade union and political staff in the union, said “GMB members employed by TSSA will strike on 8th October over a botched management restructure. The restructure implemented by TSSA management has been dragging on for nearly 11 months.

Recently TSSA management told over 30 employees out of 50 that they have been displaced from their jobs. All full time officials and support staff have been told they will need to go through an assessment process and apply for their own jobs, by TSSA management.

TSSA was involved in industrial action on London Underground over a management restructure. TSSA successfully fought to ensure thousands of their members will be put into jobs without having to reapply for their own jobs or go through an assessment process.

TSSA staff are having to apply for their own jobs, GMB members consider that management have broken a commitment that the staff would be put into jobs after the reorganisation, with a "minimum of fuss".

GMB remains open to talks. Nobody wants this strike but we cannot stand by and allow our members to be displaced from their jobs and told they have to reapply for jobs they have been doing for many years.

 All we want is consistency from TSSA management. TSSA officers and shop stewards did a great job protecting members on London Underground. TSSA has rightly celebrated the fact that they stopped London Underground putting TSSA members through assessments and having to apply for their jobs after the restructure on London Underground. What is good enough for TSSA members on London Underground is good enough for GMB members employed by TSSA.

Our members have been doing a terrific job defending TSSA members from attacks from their employers across the railway sector. TSSA management need to recognise their employee’s professionalism and dedication. All our members want is consistency from TSSA management and an assurance they have their jobs.”


Contact: Gary Smith 07710 618909 or GMB press office on 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823



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