Unions slam Underground bosses over bonus payments

Money meant for improving London’s underground rail network is being paid as bonuses to the bosses of the private firms which maintain it, according to two unions.

The Rail Maritime & Transport union and Transport Salaried Staff Association made the comments to the House of Commons transport committee.

Tube Lines and Metronet defended bonuses for bosses saying the rundown network had improved. But the firms admitted it would take time for the improvements to show.

Metronet is responsible for two-thirds of the network while Tube Lines is responsible for the rest of it.

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