Unite has stepped up the pressure in the dispute over the Olympic bonus – by saying its claim for extra pay will increase if strikes go ahead. Members of Unite on London buses are planning a 24-hour walkout on Friday over a claim for £500 for working during the Games. The union said it will add a day's pay to its claim if the strike goes ahead.
More than 20,000 members of Unite working for 21 London bus operators, including Go Ahead, Stagecoach, London United, Arriva, Metroline, First and Abellio backed strike action by an average of 94%.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union warned of a "massive impact" on Tube and rail services on Friday as millions of passengers try to find alternative means of travel as a result of the strike.