London bus drivers have accepted a £577 bonus and have agreed to cancel strike action planned for next week and during the Olympics.
In workplace ballots held yesterday 71% voted to accept the offer.
The Unite union said workers will receive the bonus as recognition of the "massive increase" to their workload during the Games. All other transport providers in the capital have been awarded a bonus, further fuelling bus workers demands to be included.
The bonus equates to a payment of £27.50 each time they complete a duty over the 29 days of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Peter Kavanagh, Unite's regional secretary for London, said: "After almost a year-long campaign, bus workers finally have a fair deal which recognises their contribution to keeping London moving over the Olympics."
At the end of June thousands of bus workers went on strike causing travel disruptions throughout the capital. The acceptance of the bonus offer has prevented similar incidents during the Olympics when there will be millions of extra people travelling in London.
The announcement has been applauded by many who believed the bus drivers deserved to be rewarded for their extra work, and relief that there will be no further strikes: