London Underground ASLEF members announce industrial action ballot

ASLEF members working for London Underground are to ballot for industrial action over pay and conditions.

ASLEF organiser Finn Brennan said: “When we last met management to discuss their pay offer, ASLEF made clear that our members patience was running out. It is more than a year since we submitted our pay and conditions claim, but they have still not made an acceptable offer.

“At ACAS, and in a letter to the company we set out exactly what the outstanding issues are and invited management to meet directly with us to find a way forward. They have chosen not to do so.”

Ballot papers will be sent out to members from February 28 to be returned by March 9.

Finn Brennan said: “ASLEF wants a negotiated settlement, not a strike. But these talks can not be allowed to drag on indefinitely without a conclusion. Nor can we accept a sub-standard offer that gives our members no guarantee of a pay rise for the next two years and does nothing to reduce the working week or close the pay gap with other train operating companies. To get a fair settlement, ASLEF members will have to show that we are prepared to fight for it.”

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