29 July 2022
RMT Press Office
London Overground members have voted overwhelmingly for strike action on Arriva Rail London after rejecting a 5% pay offer.
79.4% voted yes for strike action on a turnout of over 80%.
The National Executive Committee will now meet to discuss strike dates and how to take the campaign forward.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "I congratulate our Arriva members for smashing the anti-trade union ballot thresholds and sending a clear message to management, that they will have to significantly improve their pay offer.
"Arriva Rail London has paid millions in shareholder dividends so it is clear they can offer a pay rise which deals with the escalating cost of living crisis.
"We will now discuss how we take this campaign forward and strike dates will be announced in due course."