Tuesday 29 November 2016 4:05 pm

TSSA union members vote in favour of more industrial action

London Underground workers in the TSSA union have voted in favour of striking, the union announced today. 

In a ballot of 237 members, with 235 valid papers returned, 159, or 67.7 per cent, voted in favour of a strike, with 76 – 32.3 per cent – voting against.

When asked whether they would be prepared to take part in industrial action short of a strike, 217 out of 236, or 91.9 per cent voted yes, with 8.1 per cent, or 19 votes, going against.

TSSA said the industrial action concerned a dispute over station staffing and staff safety "in connection with staffing levels, imposed displacements, inadequate staff training, staff safety and Transfer & Promotion policy".

The TSSA ballot is the latest in a string of announcements from transport workers' unions. Yesterday, Southern rail workers in the Aslef union voted in favour of several days of strike action over the next couple of months

This followed an RMT vote in favour of industrial action by Southern workers.

Meanwhile, thousands of Tube workers, including 400 Piccadilly Line workers, have voted to strike over the closure of ticket offices and a "wholesale breakdown" of industrial relations.

Southern rail strikes already announced
  • Tuesday 6 December to Thursday 8 December
  • Thursday 22 December to Saturday 24 December
  • Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January