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Union bargaining leads to Olympics bonus agreement

London Underground employees are to receive a bonus for agreeing to work different shifts during the 2012 Olympics.

14 September 2011

Workers on the London Underground (LU) will receive a bonus in order to avoid the potential need for strike negotiations during the 2012 Olympics.

Union bargaining between representatives and LU bosses has resulted in an agreement being reached for staff to accept temporary alterations to their working schedules throughout the duration of the global event, which runs from July 27th to August 12th next year.

Such was the fear of the effect industrial action could have on the management of the games, all employees on the system will be handed a one-off bonus payment of £500 to make sure they provide services until the early hours for attendees.

Mike Brown, managing director of the LU, commented that this represents a "good deal" that will benefit all involved at the Olympics.

"I am pleased we and the unions have been able to engage in constructive dialogue to reach this agreement," he added.

Posted by Ron Maverick

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