£350 Tube driver bonus to avoid Boxing Day strike

Tube drivers will be paid a bonus of £350 for working on Boxing Day to avoid strike action.

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Tube bosses claim driver bonuses are 'cost-neutral'

A three-year run of Boxing Day strikes on the Underground has come to an end after Tube train drivers accepted a £350 bonus. Members of the train drivers' union Aslef refused to work on December 26th in recent years.

Around 800 drivers are expected to work on Boxing Day this year Credit: Press Association

The bonus was described by London Underground as a "genuine productivity deal". LU claimed the payments were "self-financing" and "cost-neutral" after drivers agreed to be more flexible about moving to a new line or depot.

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