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10.01.08

5.1 per cent pay deal for Docklands Light Railway workers

More than 250 RMT members at Docklands Light Railway are to receive an inflation-busting 5.1 per cent pay increase, Britain’s biggest rail union reports today.

The rise, of 0.8% above the current inflation rate of 4.3%, adds to the 4.8% increase negotiated by RMT last year as part of a three-year deal which will also deliver 0.8% ahead of inflation in January 2009.

The deal also delivers an extra day’s leave this year and next, on top of the double-time for bank-holiday working achieved in 2007.

“Following the 4.8% rise achieved by 15,000 Network Rail infrastructure workers, this is another benchmark pay rise that will set the trend for the industry,” RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.

“Our aim will be to continue negotiating pay agreements that keep our members’ earnings ahead of rises in the cost of living,” Crow said.

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