London Underground drivers to receive £350 bonus

London Underground train drivers are to receive a £350 bonus payment for working on Boxing Day.

Train operators have taken industrial action on Boxing Day for the past three years.

Phil Hufton, chief operating officer of London Underground, said: “We have been in discussions with the relevant unions representing the train operators in order to resolve issues around working Boxing Day.

“An agreement was reached with the unions at our Trains Functional Council, resulting in a genuine productivity deal.

“In exchange for changes that would give greater flexibility in the longer term, we have agreed to make an additional payment on the proviso that it would be a completely self-financing deal.

“This cost-neutral deal will be made possible by productivity savings from various parts of the trains operations.”