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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Union settles Olympic Tube pay dispute

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The RMT has reached an agreement with London Underground over ‘recognition and reward’ over the Olympics period.

After ‘months of intensive negotiations’ the union reached an agreement that ‘protects existing agreements and allows staff to work within the terms of their existing contracts’.

The union’s members have now joined those of Aslef and Unite who have signed up to the deal and TSSA, who have agreed in principle, which will see station, maintenance and service control staff and operational managers receive up to £850 subject to attendance, customer satisfaction scores and working flexibly for defined periods.

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.

“However, on a separate issue, RMT will continue to fight for safe staffing levels to deal with the stresses and strains on the system.

“We have seen from the repeated breakdowns over the past two weeks the impact of cuts to staffing and maintenance and it is our members who are out there fighting to hold the service together and they deserve both every penny they get and the right not to be bullied into accepting unfair and unsafe working practices.”


  1. Just sack the lot of the drivers and replace them with the automatic controls on the trains. The country is constantly helfd to ransom for them the achieve higher and higher pay whilst the rest of the country is accepting cuts.

  2. Are we going to hear anything about the staff and companies who don’t have work for 10 weeks because there is no project work on the Rail and Underground networks because of the olympics?


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