Workers on the London Overground, connected to the Tube network but operated separately, have secured a 25% pay increase for shifts worked during the Olympic and Paralympic games in summer 2012.
This means that all workers will be guaranteed an additional payment of at least £650 for Olympic and Paralympic working.
Bob Crow, general secretary of the Tube union RMT which represents the workers, said: “This deal recognises the value placed on transport workers in delivering an effective Olympics and is a good deal for RMT members, the travelling public and Olympic visitors alike. It’s a common sense approach in planning ahead for the Games”.
The deal is particularly significant because of the precedent it sets.
Workers employed elsewhere in the London transport network will feel more confident to fight for better Olympics working deals after the London Overground workers’ success.