SUCCESS AT LAST! RMT members have overwhelmingly accepted a pay and conditions deal for a 24 hr service in London, the union has announced…meaning that the night Tube could finally get the go ahead! A major hurdle in the long running dispute over plans for this has now been cleared after 84 per cent of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union voted in favour.
RMT members on the tube vote yes to accept Pay and Night Tube deal by 84%.
— RMT London Calling (@RMTLondon) 1 March 2016
General secretary Mick Cash paid tribute to RMT members, who “have stood rock solid throughout the long campaign of industrial pressure to secure a fair deal from the company over pay and night Tube operation.” He added: “Those members have now voted to accept the most recent offer from the company – an offer that was only made after the hard work by union reps in the negotiations backed up by the loyalty, determination and militancy of the workforce right across the Tube network.”
The service was due to start last September but was held up after a failure to reach a deal on pay and conditions. Tube workers staged industrial action but, after months of talks, a new deal on pay and other issues was proposed. Now, members of the drivers union Aslef are currently voting on the offer…so watch this space!
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