United Kingdom - Union rejects pay offer at London Underground - April 26, 2011

RMT (Rail Maritime and Transport union), the union representing staff of the London Underground (Tube) services, has rejected a proposed five year pay offer from the TFL (Transport for London) authority. The union is launching a campaign for a substantial, above-inflation one-year deal that reflects the additional workload placed on staff as a result of the repeated breakdown in services, a large increase in passenger numbers and the knock-on effect from a programme of staff reductions. RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “When you peel away all the spin from TFL, the reality is that with February’s RPI (increase in retail price index) being 5.5% it means that the first year of this offer is not a rise at all, but is actually a real-terms pay cut of 1.5%” (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 November 2010).

English: http://www.rmt.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=144166


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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