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Signalling contractor calls off industrial action

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Union members at signalling technology contractor Thales have called off planned industrial action following a breakthrough in negotiations over Olympic pay.

Following a vote unanimous vote in favour of strike action, RMT has now secured agreements covering harmonisation, pay, shift allowances and Olympics payments of up to £680.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “This fantastic victory has been secured by a combination of tough negotiation by RMT reps backed by a workforce willing and ready to take industrial action to win a fair deal.

“It is a tribute to both RMT’s members and their representatives and sends out a signal to the working class that if you organise in a strong and militant trade union you can turn the tide on austerity and secure real breakthroughs on pay and conditions.”

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