Photos courtesy Chris Leadbetter
Woolwich ferry strikes are continuing in September with the service not operating on three out of seven days each week.
Strike action has been ongoing since April, with union Unite stating there are issues with a “victimisation issue” with staff “angry at the failure to agree a new pay and reward scheme; the excessive use of agency staff; and the failure to provide adequate health and safety training to new employees”.
The service has been a bit of a shambles since the former three boats were replaced with two.
That reduced any cover and one boat services has operated for much of the time since introduction in 2019.
Signs installed at the ferry from TfL advise drivers to head to Rotherhithe or Blackwall yet do not mention height restrictions on the northbound Blackwall tunnel or width restrictions on the Rotherhithe tunnel.
TfL now operate the service after taking over from Briggs Marine in 2020.
Strike action will occur on 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29 September unless an agreement is reached.