London Underground offers workers £850 bonus during Olympics
9 March 2012
London Underground workers have been offered a improved offer of a bonus of £850 to work longer more flexible hours during the Olympic Games.
The offer has been proposed to the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union who will now consider the offer before making a formal response.
The £850 bonus is more than eight times the original offer made by the London Underground and will affect as many as 18,000 workers. However the bonus is “subject to attendance, customer satisfaction scores and agreement from operational staff to work flexibly in order to deliver a successful Games,” says Howard Collins, Chief Operating Officer, London Underground.
"In return we are asking staff to work longer hours at different times of the day, to be prepared to work extra hours and to be more flexible in how and where they carry our their role for us during these crucial weeks."
Bob Crow, General Secretary, RMT, says: "Clearly moving from offering nothing to the latest offer of £850 is a massive shift on the part of LU.
"The offer will now be considered by our reps and by the full executive before we make a formal response."
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