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Dear Mr. Prime Minister, a Tube manager earns almost as much as you do

by LLB Editor
3rd Sep 15 11:40 am

This news story will definitely make David Cameron question his career choices.

A London Underground manager earned almost as much money as the Prime Minister last year.

Through a freedom of information request, The Times has revealed that a control room manager earned a total pay package of £138,463 – this includes his £77,400 salary and £61,063 in payments for overtime. Our Prime Minister David Cameron earns £142,500.

The figures also revealed that Transport of London (TfL) paid a whopping £41m in overtime last year.

Richard Tracey, the Greater London Authority transport spokesman for the Conservatives, said: “It’s a bit hypocritical of union bosses to strike over pay disputes when staff are sneakily doubling their salaries through overtime.”

In a statement, TfL said: “The modernisation programme on the Tube increased in its scale during 2014-15, which needed some of our specialist engineers and highly skilled project staff to work overtime.

“We routinely review our use of overtime, keeping a close eye on the balance between overtime and normal hours working, to ensure we operate with value for money for fare and taxpayers.”


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