Tube staff have been offered an extended pay deal - which could put a stop to the strikes which hampered the commutes of Canary Wharf workers this summer.

London Underground (LU) has extended the three-year proposal previously put forward by an extra year, as well as vowing to hire extra staff.

This includes part-time drivers who would specifically work the Night Tube shifts.

This summer, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, Unite and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association took part in industrial action to protest against plans for the Night Tube.

Unions have now been urged to put the new deal to members, according to reports in The Guardian .

Figures show the latest suggestion includes a pay rise of RPI inflation plus 0.25% in year four, with year one remaining at an average of 2% and RPI or 1% in years two or three.

A £500 bonus will be offered for all staff on night tube lines but LU will no longer pay the £200 bonus per night shift to drivers.

Chief operating officer at LU Steve Griffiths said: “We have listened to union feedback and have made absolute guarantees which mean no existing driver will have to work the night tube unless they choose to do so. Instead we will hire part-time train drivers specifically to run the service.

“We have also been working hard to secure a long-term pay deal in order to provide certainty for our staff and for London, so we are now adding a fourth year to the deal. This does not come at any additional cost to the taxpayer as it will be covered by our business plan. The first three years of the deal remain unchanged.

Leader of the RMT union Mick Cash told The Guardian: “Any new offer from LU will be considered by RMT reps and the union’s executive in the usual manner.”

The all-night service was due to be implemented on a handful of lines including the Jubilee serving Canary Wharf, on September 12.

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