ASLEF have today given Tram Operations Ltd official notice that our members on Croydon Tramlink in south London will strike from 00:01 on Tuesday 28th June 2022 until 23:59 on Wednesday 29th June 2022 and from 00:01 on Wednesday 13th July 2022 until 23:59 on Thursday 14th July 2022.
More than six months after the end of our last pay settlement and with the RPI rate of inflation running at over 11%, there has still been no offer from the company to resolve this dispute.
Every day our members are seeing the price of their necessities, from fuel to food go up, while the real value of wages has fallen dramatically. Tram Drivers, like other workers in public transport do a difficult and demanding job with round the clock shifts seven days a week. They deserve fair pay and are determined to fight for it.
ASLEF members on Croydon Tramlink returned an incredible 99.2% Yes vote to strike on a turnout of over 86 %. It is a result that any union would be proud of and demonstrates just how strongly our members feel about managements failure to make an acceptable pay offer.
The ball is now in management’s court. They can either make a fair offer or face the prospect of hard hitting and drawn-out strike action. I hope they will choose the sensible option but our members are ready and prepared to act if they do not.
Finn Brennan ASLEF District Organiser