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Issue No. 1884

AROUND 400 workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro were to start a strike this Sunday in a dispute over working hours.

The battle became even more bitter this week after the bosses withdrew an offer they had made earlier. Metro operator Nexus has failed to keep a promise to reduce the working week from 37 to 35 hours.

Strikes were planned before Christmas but were called off after management and union leaders negotiated a new deal. But workers are not happy with it and have rejected the offer.


MANCHESTER Metrolink tram workers were ready for another 24-hour strike this Saturday over union rights.


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Sat 17 Jan 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1884
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