First Great Western staff to be balloted for strike action over Olympics

Staff from First Great Western are to vote on whether to strike in a row over bonus pay for working during the Olympics. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union say the offer made to them was "inadequate".

They say other transport workers are being given bonuses worth hundreds of pounds during the games.

First Great Western train
Some First Great Western staff are unhappy about bonus pay during the Olympics Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images


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