Bus Drivers in London Get Bonus For Working Olympic Crush
The powers that be in London come to their senses:
London bus workers have voted to accept an offer of an Olympics bonus, ending the threat of another strike.
The Unite union said workers will get £577 [$903] in recognition of the “massive increase” in workload over the Games.
Thousands of bus workers went on strike last month and were threatening further walkouts.
In workplace ballots held yesterday 71% voted to accept the offer.
The bus workers will get a payment of £27.50 [$43.04] each time they complete a duty over the 29 days of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The average number of duties workers will complete will be 21, meaning most workers will get a £577 award.
Peter Kavanagh, Unite’s regional secretary for London, said: “After almost a year-long campaign, bus workers finally have a fair deal which recognises their contribution to keeping London moving over the Olympics.
Ah, yeah. It’s a cryin’ shame the drivers had to threaten to strike to get paid for working overtime.
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