New offer to try to halt bus strike

Transport bosses have stumped up another £5m to try to settle the row over Olympic bonus payments for bus drivers before tomorrow's strike.

Olympic bus strikes

Bus workers in the capital are set to stage two new strikes in a dispute over an Olympic bonus payment.

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Staff in Transport for London's travel information and call centres will walk out for 24 hours in a dispute over a bonus for the Olympics

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Olympic bus bonus talks to resume

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Threat of strike remains Credit: ITN

Talks aimed at resolving a row over an Olympic bonus which led to a strike threat by London bus workers were adjourned today and will resume on Monday.

Unite called off a planned walkout yesterday but the threat of a stoppage on July 24 remains.

The union is seeking a bonus of £500 for each of its 20,000 members at 20 bus companies in the capital for working during the Games.

Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator said: "Further constructive talks have taken place at Acas today and the parties will reconvene on Monday."

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TfL offers to share 2012 bus revenue with bus staff

Transport for London's head of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels wrote to the boss of one of London’s leading bus operating companies, John Trayner offering to share extra bus fare revenue generated during the Olympics with bus operators on the condition that they then pass it on to workers.

The TfL offer would see any additional bus fare revenue split 50:50 with bus operating companies, on the condition that it is passed on to bus staff, following the Games. TfL offered to have the amount of additional bus fare revenue generated during the Games independently verified.

The TfL offer comes on top of an offer from the bus operators to supplement the £8.3m from the Olympic Delivery Authority brokered by the Mayor with funds of their own.

Olympic bonus to bus workers increased to £700

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Olympic bonus offer to bus workers increased from £8.3m to £14m. @londontonight

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Deal would give all bus workers £583 or £700 if payments limited to drivers on affected routes. @londontonight

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Additional money has come from the bus companies to top-up the £8.3m from the ODA, @londontonight

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