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Metro workers strike in Newcastle

Issue No. 2307

Cleaners in the RMT union at Tyne & Wear Metro struck solidly for 48 hours starting from last Sunday night. They are demanding an end to poverty pay and victimisation of union activists.

The contractor Churchill’s, which employs the cleaners, is trying to impose a pay freeze—despite doling out huge salary increases to directors. The cleaners responded by voting unanimously to strike.

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Tue 12 Jun 2012, 19:45 BST
Issue No. 2307
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