21 November 2023
London Underground workers will start to receive ballot papers today asking them whether they want to take strike action over pay.
RMT is unhappy at the latest pay offer from London Underground when Transport for London(TfL) has created a bonus pot of £13m for senior managers and the commissioner took an 11% pay rise in 2023.
The union wants to see full staff travel facilities for all tube workers restored and has criticised bosses for freezing pay bands, saying it will create a two tier workforce.
Tuesday 19th December is when the ballot will close.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Tube workers who help bring vast amounts of value to the London economy are not going to put up with senior managers and commissioners raking it in, while they are given modest below inflation offers.
"The refusal of TfL to restore staff travel facilities and create a two tier workforce is also unacceptable.
"Our members will now decide whether to set a mandate for strike action over pay and we urge TfL to improve their offer to avert disruption to Londoners."