New strike dates announced on London Tramlink

The industrial action on London Tramlink shows no signs of coming to an end with ASLEF announcing a new set of strike dates which will impact services in both September and October. The dispute centres on pay with members on the union overwhelmingly rejecting a 3% offer in July.

The dispute started earlier this year when Tram Operations Limited – a subsidiary of First and operators of Tramlink on behalf of Transport for London – did not make any pay offer following the expiry of the previous deal in 2021.

Following negotiations a revised offer of around 3% (according to online reports) was made but this was rejected which led to the previous strike action taking place.

So far, two periods of strike action have taken place: 29th/29th June and 13th/14th July. Now it has been confirmed that a three day walkout will happen from Monday 12th September with a very limited service on the network running until the start of service on Thursday 15th September. A further strike in October is also expected although dates have not been announced.

During the last strike a very limited service ran from Wimbledon to East Croydon until 2100 with just the first two trams of the day to New Addington running. Beckenham Junction and Elmers End were not served at all. Its fully expected the next period of strike will see a similar service in operation.

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