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The Unite union has advised London bus drivers to accept an Olympic bonus deal after negotiations with bus companies at ACAS. The workers held a one-day strike over the issue last month. Another walkout is scheduled for July 24th.
London bus drivers have been advised to accept a new offer of an Olympic bonus, following in the wake of last week's cancelled strike action over the issue. The Unite union has made the recommendation to its members following talks with London bus companies at the ACAS conciliation organisation.
Members of the union walked out last month after their calls for an Olympic bonus of £500 per worker were rejected. Bus drivers were threatening to strike again on July 24, just days before the Olympics opening ceremony. They will now vote on the new offer.
Union officials say they will release details of the offer that has been proposed, after their members' ballot has taken place.
Managers have made an offer to staff who work on London's buses in an ongoing dispute over working arrangements during the Olympic Games. A one-day bus strike was held last month by members of the Unite Union amid calls for a £500 bonus.
A planned strike last week was cancelled, but another one is still scheduled to take place on 24th July. The two sides have been negotiating at the conciliation service ACAS.