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RMT rejects London Underground offer in strike negotiations

A pay offer from London Underground has been rejected by the RMT union.

24 May 2011

The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT) has announced its rejection of a pay offer put on the table by London Underground during strike negotiations.

General secretary for the organisation Bob Crow, commenting on the latest development in the ongoing dispute, claimed RMT had considered the "slight improvement" accepting the deal would make.

However, he explained that the offer still falls below the current level of inflation and fails to address the union's demands for better working conditions.

Mr Crow went on to add that the proposal remains a five-year package and falls "well short" of settlements gained elsewhere in the industry, as well as failing to address RMT's claim for a one-year deal that features a "substantial" increase in pay.

"We have therefore rejected this offer and, working with our sister unions, will continue to press the company for significant improvements," he said.

Earlier in the month, RMT's negotiation techniques prevailed in its talks with London Underground over the suspension of two workers, with the firm agreeing to re-employ one of the affected employees.

Posted by Edel Quinn

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