When speaking of the Tube engineers, Unite
regional secretary Peter Kavanagh said: "London Underground did the
right thing by recognising the extra work our members will be expected
to do during the Olympics. There were disagreements but we worked them
out through negotiation.”
However when referring to staff work on London's buses he said: “Unfortunately Boris Johnson has turned his back on over 20,000 bus
workers who will be on the frontline during the Olympics. They are the
only transport workers in London who will not receive an award for their
major contribution to keeping London moving during the Olympics.
bus operators' failure to even talk to Unite about an Olympic award -
and Boris Johnson's refusal to intervene - means there is a very real
prospect of a capital-wide bus strike."
Just in case you think this mean we are in for a Tube strike free Olympics, think again. Nothing has been agreed with the RMT yet. LBC report
the that talks that started on Tuesday 8th May over the £850 one off payment at conciliation service
ACAS between London Underground and the RMT have ended without agreement. "The Union
claim a deal was agreed and close but was reneged on by transport bosses
who've concluded a similiar deal with the Tube drivers union ASLEF. Now
they're promising a ballot for industrial action "very soon" short of a
strike during the Games."