The RMT announced yesterday that it has secured a ground breaking Olympics pay deal for DLR workers worth £2,500. This is made up of a guaranteed attendance payment of £900 and guaranteed overtime payments for all staff throughout the Olympics and Paralympics period.
The agreement is constructed as follows:
∙ £900 attendance bonus, paid at £100 per week over a 9-week period for all staff in every grade.
∙ Time +¾ for any hour worked on overtime throughout the 9-week period with a guaranteed minimum 5 hours per week, 45 hours over the 9 week period, for all staff in every grade.
The deal makes Unite's campaign for a £500 Olympic bonus for bus drivers all the more compelling. An extra 800,000 passengers are expected to use London buses during the games.