London subway staff reject extra Olympics pay

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LONDON (AP) — Union leaders say subway staff are not being offered enough extra money for working erratic hours during the 2012 London Olympics.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union say that transport authorities’ offer to give subway train drivers a one-time payment of around 500 pounds ($784) for agreeing to have their normal schedules disrupted during the games is not enough.

The union’s leader Bob Crow said he wanted a more generous payment that applied to all London Underground staff.

The famed London Underground plans to run extra trains during the games and keep them running later than usual give Olympic visitors time to see the events and travel around London. The games take place July 27 to Aug. 12.