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19.03.12

RMT rejects LU Olympics offer

Tube workers have been advised to reject individual payments of £850 for working during the Olympic Games.

The RMT union has joined Unite and the TSSA in turning down London Underground’s latest offer.

The dispute concerns the offer excluding drivers, which unions argue is unfair. RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “Our reps have made it clear that we want the Olympics to succeed and will work within the existing frameworks in a co-operative manner to ensure this happens.

“All we want is a deal that ensures that the extra work and efforts of our staff are fairly rewarded with a substantial Olympic bonus of the same value made to all grades without the array of strings currently attached. The matter will now be considered again by the executive.”

Howard Collins, London Underground’s chief operating officer, said: “Our proposals about how we can fairly reward staff over the London 2012 Games would see station, maintenance, service control staff and operational managers receive up to £850 subject to attendance, customer satisfaction scores and working flexibly in order to deliver a successful Games.

“An agreement has already been reached with drivers to compensate them for working more and longer hours during the Games. We have been absolutely clear in defining what flexibility we need from those groups of staff we will need to work differently this summer.

“We are disappointed that RMT representatives have misunderstood our offer and are actively seeking further talks to resolve this issue.”

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