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Tyne & Wear Metro workers ballot over pay

Issue No. 2302

The RMT union has called two strike ballots over pay and conditions at the Tyne & Wear Metro in the north east of England.

Operating company DB Regio has offered a pay rise of just 1.3 percent, while its cleaning contractor Churchills is refusing to give any rise in wages.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow described both pay offers as “insulting”. Both strike ballots open this week and are set to close on 22 May.


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Tue 8 May 2012, 16:29 BST
Issue No. 2302
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