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Publication Date: April 20 2009
RMT members had given their negotiators a massive 10-1 mandate for strike action in the run up to the talks which was a clear reflection of their anger over feeling unrewarded and undervalued for many years.
In addition to the pay increase, it was also agreed that there would be no extension of driver only operated trains. As a result, the conductors have not only kept their jobs but a further 23 new posts have been created.
RMT is carrying out a referendum ballot of members with a recommendation to accept the company’s offer.
“This is a massive victory for RMT members on London Overground who have fought hard for a decent pay deal and it proves that the RMT has the organizational strength to deliver real gains for our members,” RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.
“I would like to congratulate all of our members who have stood firm during these negotiations and this is a result that they fully deserve,” Bob Crow said.