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Olympic bus bonus talks to resume

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."



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.

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