TfL has said it is committed to ensuring its “staff are paid fairly” as the Croydon Tramlink engineers have planned to strike.

Unite has announced that engineers vital to the running of Croydon Tramlink will go on strike over pay from March 24 to March 28.

Unite said: “Around 60 trams, stores and infrastructure engineers are angry that their colleagues on the London Underground, who need the same qualifications and perform the same roles, are paid up to £10,000 more a year.”

Workers say they are tired of being treated as “poor relations by TfL”.

Navid Golshan, TfL’s General Manager for London Trams, said: “We are continuing discussions with Unite the Union as we try to resolve the dispute.

“We are committed to continuing to ensure our staff are paid fairly and to ensure pay is benchmarked against comparable industry rates. 

“We have offered Unite the Union the opportunity to discuss the details of where their members feel there is disparity.”

There will be no service before 7am and after 6pm from Monday, March 25 until Wednesday, March 27 with just a reduced service running between Wimbledon and Reeves Corner, and East Croydon and Beckenham Junction/New Addington.

On Thursday, March 28, services are expected to have a delayed start and possible disruption throughout the day.

Transport for London (TfL) has been engaged in negotiations for more than five years about the employment contracts of its workers.

Despite their technical roles, these workers have been classified as office workers, meaning in lower pay and stopped workers from working together.

In 2023, TfL agreed to change the workers' contracts, but according to Unite, the implementation of this commitment has not happened yet.