Newspapers England are reporting that subway train drivers get paid more than pilots, doctors, police officers and nurses. The Sunday Times newspaper reports that the three highest-paid drivers the London Underground earned $130,000 last year. This included overtime, bonuses and pension payments. It is a 69 per cent rise pay since 2012. Journalists say the basic salary a train driver is $70,000 a year. This is double the average wage a nurse London and more than what many airline pilots earn. The newspaper reports that police officers London have a starting salary $28,000. addition to their pay, London Underground train drivers get eight weeks paid holiday a year.
Many people think the high salaries train drivers get are unfair. James Roberts the Tax-Payers' Alliance said: "These salaries are totally [wrong]....Increasingly, the role a [subway train] driver is getting easier." He said that many train drivers no longer have to drive the trains because many train lines are fully automated. He said drivers automated train lines only have to open and close train doors. He was also surprised the drivers were going strike more pay. A train drivers' spokesman said their pay was , "the professionalism, and expertise... delivering a professional public service hundreds of thousands passengers travelling the Underground...every day."