TfL London Underground workers set for up to 10% pay rise after threats of mass strike action

The revised offer for TfL workers comes after London mayor Sadiq Khan found an extra £30m to prevent the January walkouts.
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London Underground workers are set for pay rises of up to 10% following threats of mass strike action, the RMT union has announced.

The revised offer comes after London mayor Sadiq Khan found an extra £30m to settle the January dispute with the RMT Tube workers and call off strike action.

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Representing around 10,000 members on the Transport for London (TfL) network, the lowest paid, normally those on frontline duties in stations and platforms, will see their wages rise by between 8-10%, the union said.

Other workers will see a 5% rise with consolidated payments of £1,000.

Those members on less than £40,000 will get an additional consolidated payment.

The RMT said progress had also been made towards “enhanced travel facilities on national rail services”.

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RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Only through our members fortitude and commitment to an industrial action mandate have we managed to secure a negotiated settlement.

“Strong organised trades unionism where members are prepared to take action gets results.

“We will now seek to address the issue of pay bands and staff travel in this year’s pay round.”

The unions say they now expect to open fresh talks with TfL over a 2024 pay rise.

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London Overground workers, who are members of the RMT union, this week called off their upcoming strike action after receiving an improved pay offer.

More than 300 security, station, revenue and control staff working for Arriva Rail London were due to walk out for 48 hours on February 19 and again on March 4 but the action has been called off.

City Hall Conservatives Leader Neil Garratt AM criticised the pay rise saying the money could have been used to boost maintenance budgets on the Central Line.

“Tube staff getting up to 10% pay rises show that Mayor Khan will throw cash at anyone threatening to upset his re-election,” said Mr Garratt.

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“But it’s not his own cash he’s throwing. The long-term cost of the mayor’s £30 million trade union buy-off will land hard on all Londoners trying to get to work. That money could have boosted maintenance budgets on the Central Line, and after the election will see Londoners hit with fare or Council tax rises.”

TfL has been contacted for comment.

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