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Mail Online: Blackmail pays! Strike-threatening railway union negotiates extra £2,500 to work during Olympics



The Taxpayers Alliance branded the payout ‘outrageous’ and accused RMT leader Bob Crow of bragging about securing the deal.

A spokesman for the organisation said: ‘There will be extra pressure on the transport network in London over the Olympics and Paralympics but instead of rising to the occasion staff are demanding huge overtime and bonus payments for guaranteed extra hours.‘It’s outrageous that DLR staff will be rewarded with such a generous sum simply for turning up to work.

‘It’s even more disgraceful that Bob Crow is bragging about securing this deal when it’s hard-pressed taxpayer who will pay for it.

‘To many taxpayers this will simply look like a bribe not to strike during the Olympics.

‘At a time when there is a pay freeze across the wider public sector and many taxpayers and commuters are struggling with the rising cost of living, tactics like this won’t win staff any friends.’

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