RMT members on London Underground have been awarded up to £1,000 extra each to work during the Olympics, following the threat of strike action. Docklands Light Railway staff will receive £900, Network Rail employees will receive £500 and Virgin Rail staff will receive £600.

The RMT says cycle hire workers, who are employed by support services giant Serco, will have to work longer hours collecting and maintaining bikes as commuters avoid the tube network during the Olympics.