We are excited to host our 6th luncheon for retired Transport staff on Monday 6th April 2020 at the Grade II listed building, the Kings Head pub in Tooting, South London.
This event is our way of saying THANK YOU to our former transport colleagues. We appreciate that our pay and working conditions are very good compared to other organisations in London. This only happened because the staff at the time spoke up and fought for the benefits we enjoy today. As an organisation that hosts events for Transport for London staff, we could not ignore the older generation. Providing public transport to Londoners is demanding and mostly a 24hr, 365 days a year service with transport employees working on average 20 years plus in the industry. You become a family and definitely in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s the focus of family was nurtured more. The increase in usage of public transport has meant that the companies have had to change to meet this demand and hence the internal community has suffered. We do not have the London Transport social clubs, annual events anymore and that is why the TFFLA was founded back in 2012….to fill that gap.
Most retirees have between 25 to 40yrs plus service and have been given their staff retiree travel pass and a wave goodbye. We felt that this was just not enough and so fundraise throughout the year to provide a complimentary lunch and give retired transport staff an opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues.
The day starts with a welcome from a TFFLA representative, followed by two guest speakers. This year we have London Underground Area manager Darren Burrows and Lee Robinson from Platinum Will writing services. After the formalities, we then get to eat, drink and reminisce about the good old days. We have bus drivers, engineers, conductors, train operators and stations managers attend, it is lovely to hear all of the stories as well as hear their views on the current state of transport in London.
Luncheon for Retired Transport staff, Date: Monday 6th April 2020, Venue: The Kings Head pub ( private room), 84 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PB. Time: 12-4 pm, FREE lunch provided to ALL retired guests.
If you are a retired London Transport or Transport for London member of staff we would love for you to join us, to attend register here. Present staff members are welcome to come along and join in the fun also.