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South West Trains Could See Olympic Strike


8:54am 14th June 2012

Workers at South West Trains are to be balloted for strikes in a row over working during the Olympics.

Members of the RMT union will vote on whether to take industrial action over pay and conditions.

The RMT claims staff are being made to work longer hours on extended services for no extra pay during the Olympic games. General secretary Bob Crow says:

"Other train operators, notably Heathrow Express this week, have negotiated agreements with RMT that recognise the added pressures of the Olympics. South West trains have taken a different approach, reneging on earlier agreements."

A spokeman for South West Trains said:

"We agreed a generous pay increase of  4.75%  in February which included arrangements during the Games period."

The company has offered to meet union representatives this week.

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