RMT Members On Southern Trains Vote To Accept Latest Olympics Deal

RMT members on Southern trains have voted overwhelmingly in a referendum ballot to accept an Olympics recognition and reward deal which will see all staff receiving a basic payment of £300 with an additional £28 per day available for rest day and Sunday working and £50 for additional late night turns.

The total reward package is in line with agreements on other London train operators and ratchets up the pressure for a fair deal on South West Trains, Greater Anglia and First Great Western where RMT is balloting for action.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“RMT is delighted that we have been able to secure a fair Olympics deal on Southern trains which recognises the additional pressures on staff throughout the games period.

“This agreement shines the spotlight on SW Trains, Greater Anglia and First Great Western where the companies are still refusing to play fair.

“We cannot have a situation where some rail staff are being properly rewarded for Olympics working and others are being dealt a slap round the face and we would hope that those companies where we are in dispute will see the sense in concluding agreements that are fair and sensible.”