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Staff at South West Trains vote against strike action
SOUTH WEST Trains staff have voted against strike action during the Olympics.
The news has been welcomed by train bosses as it means a full service will be operational throughout the London 2012 Games.
It comes after a ballot carried out by the RMT over a pay deal for the Olympics closed today, revealing that members were not in favour of striking.
However, members did vote in favour of taking action short of a strike.
Bosses had agreed to a 4.75 per cent pay increase during the games four months ago but the RMT felt a further bonus was justified.
Tim Shoveller, managing director of South West Trains, said: “Commuters and Olympic spectators will be rightly pleased to hear that their services during the Games will not be affected by an RMT strike. “We're pleased that most of our employees have voted against taking a strike during the Games. This means we can deliver our full Olympic train service and ensure our passengers can enjoy the excitement of London 2012, a once in a lifetime experience, without the threat of a strike.