Southern Railway staff accept Olympics pay deal

Employees of Southern Railway have accepted a pay deal for working during the Olympics.

The RMT union said its members at Southern had voted overwhelmingly in a referendum ballot to accept an Olympics recognition and reward deal.

During the London Games Southern staff will receive £28 a day for rest day and Sunday working and £50 for additional late nights.

These fees are in addition to a basic payment of £300.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "The 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.

"We would hope that those companies where we are in dispute will see the sense in concluding agreements that are fair and sensible."

The RMT said it was balloting for action over Olympics working conditions at South West Trains, Greater Anglia and First Great Western.

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