Transport workers in London stage 24-hour strike in pay dispute

Transport workers in London stage 24-hour strike in pay dispute

Workers who provide special needs transport to the elderly and those with disabilities in London are staging a 24-hour strike on Friday in a dispute over pay. Members of Unite employed by Dial-a-Ride are also due to strike for three days at the end of February, March and April.

Transport for London (TfL) revenue protection inspectors and road transport enforcement officers are also taking industrial action on the same days, also over pay.

Unite said around 600 of its members are involved in the action over a "derisory" 1% pay offer.

The union warned that unless the dispute is resolved it could escalate, with hundreds more TfL workers at Croydon Trams engineering, Victoria Coach Station and Surface Operations preparing for strike ballots.

Unite regional officer Simon McCartney said: "The anger of TfL workers is turning into action. They are fighting back against paltry pay.

"Unless TfL bosses rethink their decision to impose a real terms pay cut the dispute could escalate further.

"TfL have bulldozed through a derisory 1% pay increase for TfL workers which amounts to a pay cut in real terms. The workers are demanding that TfL increases pay above inflation (RPI)."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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