- Finn Brennan ASLEF District Organiser.
Massive Yes vote to strike on Croydon Tramlink.
ASLEF members on Croydon Tramlink have returned a massive Yes vote of 99.1% in favour of strike action, on a turn out of almost 90% after the company failed to make a satisfactory offer on pay and conditions. The ASLEF Executive Committee has now decided to give Tramlink notice that our members will strike on Thursday March 28 to achieve an improved offer.
Members should not sign on for duties starting between 00:01 and 23:59 on Thursday March 28th.
Despite six months of talks, management are not prepared to make an offer that recognises that our members do a difficult and stressful job and deserves to be properly rewarded. Staff on Tramlink are paid much less than those in similar roles in other TfL modes and want to see real improvements to reflect the responsible job they do.
Management need to make a seriously improved offer to avoid the necessity to take strike action.
127 ASLEF members were balloted and 114 returned their votes (89.8%)
113 voted Yes to strike action with just one vote against.