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Tube workers accept new pay deal

Tube platform
The new pay deal was offered as the workers were due to strike

Staff who maintain three London Underground routes have ended a dispute by accepting a revised pay offer.

Employees of Tube Lines agreed to a two-year deal which includes a 4.99% pay rise this year and the rate of inflation plus 0.85% next year.

Up to 1,000 members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union suspended a planned 72-hour strike last month when the new offer made.

Workers voted by four-to-one in favour of accepting the deal.

Tube Lines, which maintains the Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines, has also offered to pay more towards employees' travel costs.

Staff who threatened to strike included track workers, train maintainers and signallers who earn between 30,700 and 50,300.




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