Another short-term offer for London

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Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s full-time organiser on London Underground, has spoken out after the latest short-term funding fix from the DfT.
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Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s full-time organiser on London Underground, has spoken out after the latest short-term funding fix from the DfT.

Finn said: ‘The news that TfL has been given just another five and a half days to respond to the “final offer” ultimatum from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, made late on Friday night, demonstrates the chaotic way the Department for Transport is being run.

‘London’s public transport system is vital to the whole UK economy. It needs sustainable long-term funding to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Instead, it is being used as a political football by a Tory government that seems determined to extend its war on the frontline workers they applauded during the pandemic by directly targeting the working conditions and pensions of staff on London Underground by attaching strings to the their funding packages for TfL.

‘Any deal that attacks our members working conditions will be vigorously opposed by ASLEF.’