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RMT ‘secures’ Olympics payment for Virgin rail staff

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The RMT said it has ‘secured a £500 Olympics and Paralympics payment’ for Virgin Trains staff.

The union also said the package ‘will see wages and allowances rise by 4.6% or £950’ from April.

Staff will also get one extra day of leave for the Queen’s Diamond jubilee.

Negotiations with London Underground are continuing after the union refused LU’s ‘unacceptable offer’.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“This is another deal that protects our members’ standards of living and rewards them for carrying the extra pressure of the Olympics.

“It is also another victory for RMT’s industrial campaigning and organising strategy which has delivered the goods for our members once again and is a tribute to the skill and experience of RMT’s negotiators.”

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