Tube strike negotiations halted by new pay offer
TfL offers Tube Lines workers a 4.2 per cent pay rise
Strike negotiations between Transport for London (TfL) and
transport union RMT have been stopped following a new pay
TfL has offered Tube Lines (TL) workers a 4.2 per cent pay rise
and assurances over jobs. Employees will hold a vote on the deal
which the RMT has recommended they accept.
The new salary deal means RMT members will call off the proposed
48 hour strike which was due to start tomorrow (July 14th).
RMT was concerned that jobs may be cut following TfL's
acquisition of maintenance firm TL.
Bob Crow, general secretary of RMT, claimed the pay offer has
highlighted the importance of strong trade union negotiations.
"Once again, RMT members have shown that if you are prepared to
stand together and take action in defence of pay, jobs and working
conditions you can win," he said.
TfL officials claim the deal has been available prior to the
firm's takeover of TL.