The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) returned a 59% majority for strikes in its ballot over proposed job cuts and ticket office closures on London Underground.
The majority, returned by a 52% turnout, means TSSA can join the RMT’s industrial action against the cuts. TSSA members will strike on identical dates (4-6 and 10-13 February), and will also participate in the revenue action called by RMT on 7, 10, and 14 February.
The result is an extremely positive development, particularly given the short turnaround for TSSA’s ballot, which only began on 9 January.
United action by RMT and TSSA will also put pressure on members of drivers-only union ASLEF not to cross picket lines.
For regular updates on the action, visit the blog of the rank-and-file bulletin Tubeworker.