A Fiver for a Rounder!

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Fri, 10/06/2011 - 19:41,

Negotiations have uncovered management's latest plan: to offer small sums to induce drivers to work over their time during the Olympics. An extra 30 minutes will be £10, an extra 15 minutes will be £5, etc. This offer has been dubbed 'a fiver for a rounder!'

In the context of the multi-million Olympics, it seems insulting and ridiculous to offer pocket-money-sized sums to the workers who are going to make it happen.

We should be demanding genuine compensation. The unions should not just go into these negotiations seeing pound signs either. We should be creative about the alternatives we demand, such as extra annual leave. A lot of us would be grateful for extra time off work, especially if financial offers are not particularly tempting.

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