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Trams union say FirstGroup ‘torpedoed’ ACAS pay deal

There could be more strikes on the tram network in the run-up to Christmas after union officials said that the operating company “torpedoed” a pay deal. The tram network is operated on behalf of Transport for London by Tram Operations … Continue reading

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Strike-free weekend – and Network Rail shuts down Victoria

The railway network in the capital is clear of any industrial action this weekend. But Transport for London has issued a warning to passengers because there will be no Southern or Gatwick Express services to and from Victoria Station. “During … Continue reading

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‘Angry’ tram drivers to stage two days of strikes next week

Croydon tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11. The Tramlink drivers, members of the ASLEF union, have voted to reject a below-inflation pay offer. Next week’s action follows … Continue reading

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ASLEF suspend tram strikes after managers improve pay offer

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has suspended the three days of tram strike action planned for next week, after managers made an improved pay offer. “Although the improved offer does not meet our members’ aspirations, ASLEF will always look for a … Continue reading

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‘Severe disruption’ expected as tram drivers stage 3-day strike

12.30pm UPDATE: Union suspends strikes ahead of arbitration talks Managers in charge of Croydon’s tram network are predicting “severe disruption” next week, as members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, go on strike for three days for an improved pay … Continue reading

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Summer of Strikes should get us out of the middle of the road

Around the country today, 115,000 Royal Mail workers joined 40,000 BT staff taking industrial action, as the Summer of Strikes continued. KEN TOWL visited the posties’ picket line outside the sorting office on Factory Lane “We know what happens to … Continue reading

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Managers refuse to talk to ASLEF union ahead of tram strike

Croydon’s tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next month, the third stoppage on the network this year. ASLEF, the tram drivers’ union, say that they have had no contact from management at Tram Operations Ltd … Continue reading

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Union claims TOL manager ‘intimidated’ striking tram drivers

Tram drivers entered their second day of strike action this morning with their union officials claiming that support for the industrial action had been solid, despite attempts by the operators’ management to intimidate staff on the picket lines. The dispute … Continue reading

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After decades of wage stagnation, workers have one option

Croydon’s bin lorry crews are about to start three weeks of industrial action, as train, Tube and now tram drivers are also going on strike. It is often the only course of action that workers can take, writes ANDREW FISHER … Continue reading

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Trams join national train drivers’ disputes in summer of strikes

Croydon’s tram drivers are to take four days of strike action, beginning later this month, joining an estimated 50,000 railway workers from across three trades unions in what amounts to the biggest industrial action on the national transport network for … Continue reading

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Tram operators delay safer driver rotas till 2021 to save money

Tram operators delay introducing safer, shorter working hours for drivers for two years Ten extra drivers on the network will cost £500,000 per year TfL admits it has still to implement seven of 13 safety recommendations made following the Sandilands … Continue reading

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Tram union calls off strikes after breakthrough in talks

ASLEF, the drivers’ union, has agreed to suspend this week’s tram strikes after a breakthrough in talks with FirstGroup management over the weekend at the conciliation service ACAS. The strike was due to take place on Croydon Tramlink on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Trams union warns of ‘summer of strikes’ over pensions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the increasingly bitter dispute between staff and management over pensions for tram drivers The trades union representing Croydon’s tram drivers has handed the network’s management notice of three days of strikes next month: Wednesday … Continue reading

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Tram drivers fear being disciplined if they report mistakes

Tram drivers are still too afraid to admit mistakes, fatigue or even to report sick because of the risk of being disciplined, the train drivers’ union said this afternoon, responding to the RAIB report into the factors which contributed to … Continue reading

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Eyes right! Tory ranter Philp volunteers as human guinea pig

Chris Philp, the sometime van driver who has somehow risen to the role of self-appointed media expert on business matters while also finding time in a busy schedule to act as MP for Croydon South, has now volunteered to be … Continue reading

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Tram drivers’ 100% vote for strike action in dispute over pay

Members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, who work on Croydon’s Tramlink network have voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action over what they call “the failure of FirstGroup to make an acceptable pay offer”. There was a … Continue reading

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