Hundreds of London Overground staff were celebrating victory today after securing a four-year, above-inflation pay deal.
Rail union RMT said the deal, a 3.8 per cent increase this year followed by three annual rises of RPI inflation plus 0.5 per cent, will set a benchmark for the industry.
The union said the deal covered 500 staff and reflected the role they had played in helping the company achieve record levels of customer satisfaction.
"This deal recognises the value placed on transport workers in delivering essential services on the London Overground network," RMT general secretary Bob Crow said.
"At a time when we are told that workers have to accept cuts to their living standards we have proven once again that effective union organisation, backing up meaningful negotiations with the employer, can secure a fair deal that protects and enhances pay and conditions and which benefits everyone involved."