TfL welcomes ‘good news’ as London Underground staff accept pay deal

Trade unions representing London Underground staff have accepted an improved pay offer from Transport for London (TfL).

The Unite union said the deal, which will see pay for 2023 increase by between 5.8 per cent and 11 per cent, had been “overwhelmingly accepted”.

A TfL spokesman said the pay offer is five per cent for one year, with additional funding from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, allowing lower paid workers to receive a bigger percentage increase.

But, the Union said significant industrial issues on London’s transport network still remained.

Unite is also looking for action to be taken to ensure that the pay disparity between London Underground staff and surface operatives is addressed and “eventually eradicated”.

The other unions involved in talks were the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (Aslef) and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA).

Nick Dent, director of customer operations for London Underground, said: “We are pleased that, after positive and constructive discussions, our unions have accepted our pay offer.

“Our colleagues work hard every day to keep London moving, and this agreement is good news for London.”

Unite regional secretary for London and Eastern, Steve O’Donnell, said: “This pay deal was an important step forward but it is far from the end of the road.

“Unite will ensure that TfL and the Mayor’s office make decent pay offers for all public sector transport workers in London.”

Pay disputes remain active on other parts of the TfL network, including planned strike action on the Overground  on March 4 and 5. 

(Picture: TfL)

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