15 June, 2024

TSSA Employees Commence 15-Day Strike Over Workplace Culture Issues

On Tuesday 4 June, employees of the Transport and Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) will begin strike action for one day, with plans to increase the duration by one day each week until 25 June, culminating in nine straight days of strikes. This action amounts to a total of 15 days of industrial action due to a dispute with their employer.

The conflict addresses concerns about workplace bullying, harassment, financial mismanagement, and the failure to implement policies and procedures that promote a better and more inclusive workplace culture.

Andrew Harden, GMB London Region Organiser, remarked:

“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.”