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London bus controller strike off as deal reached

London bus controller strike off as deal reached

20 September 2017

A strike by London’s bus controllers scheduled for Friday (22 September) has been called off after last minute peace talks at Acas today (20 September) resulted in an increased pay offer being made and accepted.

The 400 Unite members are employed by TfL in a variety of roles at the CentreComm control centre. The workforce took 48 hours of strike action over the August bank holiday weekend, in the pay dispute.

Transport for London (TfL) made a revised pay offer of a £350 non-consolidated offer for last year and the current financial year as well as a one per cent across the board consolidated increase for 2018/19.

The deal means that the anticipated widespread disruption which would have occurred on London’s transport network will now be averted.

Unite regional officer Hugh Roberts said: “Unite had repeatedly said that if TfL came forward with a realistic offer this dispute could be resolved and this proved to be the case.

“By including a consolidated pay increase for next year our members have been reassured that TfL is not intent on constantly undermining their pensions.

“Unite expects that this pay deal will lay the foundations for more realistic pay increases in future years.”

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For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235. Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org 

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.