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30.05.12

LU and RMT settle Olympics deal

RMT has settled with London Underground for a deal over Olympics working following months of negotiation, averting the threat of a strike during the Games.

LU staff will receive up to £850 for working during the Games, with drivers receiving up to £1,000. The deal for maintenance, stations and control room staff breaks down into an attendance allowance of £20 per shift, which could equate to a total payment of £400, plus a £100 customer service bonus and a £350 payment for flexible working.

Howard Collins, LU chief operating officer, said: “I am pleased that we have now got agreement from all four unions on our proposals for how we can fairly reward staff over the London 2012 Games.

“I know our staff are keen to play their part in the Games and, now that we have agreement across the board, we can all look forward to focusing on supporting a fantastic summer of sport and cultural events inLondon.”

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “After months of hard work by our negotiators we have been able to come to an agreement that both protects the contractual rights and existing agreements of our members and rewards them in recognition of what we all know will be the biggest transport challenge ever faced by this city.”

Staff at Network Rail, the DLR, London Overground and Virgin Trains have all agreed bonuses of between £500 and £900.

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