Strikes by Croydon Tramlink engineers have ended after workers accepted an improved pay deal by Transport for London (TfL) in time for the Wimbledon games.

Since March 2024, Unite and Transport for London (TfL) have been in a dispute over pay disparities between London Tram engineers and their colleagues on the London Underground, who perform similar roles.

Despite the strike being suspended in March, discussions collapsed in May and Unite blamed TfL for engaging in talks in “bad faith”.

After talks with TfL, a better pay offer was made.

Some London Tram engineers got up to 20 per cent more money, reducing the pay gap.

The deal, voted for by the engineers, also fixed long-standing problems with their contracts and holiday pay.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Congratulations to the London Trams engineers who secured this deal by standing together in their union and taking strike action.

“This is yet another example of how Unite’s laser-like focus on defending and improving jobs, pay and conditions is delivering for our members.”

All industrial action has now ceased and the workers have returned to work as normal.

Unite regional officer Steve Stockwell said: “This deal shows the power of belonging to a union. Those wanting better wages and working lives should join Unite and organise their colleagues to join as well.”

We have contacted TfL for a comment.