Eurostar members suspend ballot after improved Olympic payments deal

Eurostar members suspend ballot after improved Olympic payments deal

8 July 2024

RMT Press Office:

Transport union RMT, has secured improved fair Olympic payments for Eurostar staff after intense negotiations and a ballot for industrial action.

This means the ballot of Eurostar members has ended and no dispute now exists between RMT and senior management.
The continental rail company have agreed to significantly improve premium payments for staff working during the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Initially, Eurostar proposed a shift-based payment system which RMT rejected for being divisive and insufficient.
Instead, the union proposed a one-off post-Olympic payment, encompassing a broader range of employees including, Assistant Duty Control Managers, rostering/planning, and frontline contact centre roles.
Eurostar will now provide a one-off payment of at least £650 to eligible employees, replacing the shift-based system. This payment will be made in the September 2024 payroll.
However, Head Office Support Function staff will not be included, and Eurostar will clarify their non-inclusion in writing.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This improved offer is a testament to our persistent negotiations and the dogged determination of our members.
"We have secured a fair and adequate reward for their hard work during the upcoming Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"This one-off payment acknowledges the dedication of our members during this busy period and we remain committed to securing the best possible conditions for our members across all roles.”

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