Rail Delivery Group responds to TSSA strikes set for 18 and 20 August on seven train operators
A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group, said:
“We’re really disappointed that the TSSA leadership has decided to impose yet more uncertainty and disruption for passengers and businesses. Co-ordinated action by the union leaderships of the TSSA, RMT and Aslef shows a cynical approach to talks, a total disregard for passengers and is putting summer plans at risk. Like any public service we have to change with the times, and it’s only by making necessary reforms that we can give our people a pay rise. Which is what we want to do.
“Now is not the time for further strikes, so we urge the TSSA leadership to resume talks to reach a deal that is fair to staff and taxpayers, and which secures a bright, long-term future of our railway.”
This action alongside that from the RMT and Aslef means passengers will have their travel plans disrupted in June, July and August and affect high profile events like the Commonwealth games, Women’s EUROS the start of the English football leagues and the Premier leagues.
Media Relations Manager
Rail Delivery Group