Tube workers urged to accept pay deal

Talks aimed at
heading off possible industrial action are being held between London
Underground (LU) and unions.

It follows the
recommendation by LU leaders of a pay deal worth 6.75 per cent over two years,
easing the threat of widespread disruption on the Tube.

The executive
of Aslef has urged union members to accept the deal,
which will be put out to ballot.

The RMT union,
the biggest on LU, has still to accept the proposed agreement, which would give
a 3.5 per cent pay rise, backdated to April.

It would also
give a reduction in the working week from 37.5 to 36 hours, followed by a
second rise of the rate of inflation plus 0.5 per cent and a further cut in the
working week to 35 hours.

A spokesman for
Aslef said the union believed it was a good deal
which should be accepted.

Mike Berry



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