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City Link workers protest over wage cuts

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Issue 2374
City Link workers protested against wage cuts

City Link workers protested against wage cuts (Pic: Jon Woods)

City Link workers (right) and supporters demonstrated in Southsea last Saturday. They plan further protests on Saturday of this week over contracts that will cut pay by up to £7,000 a year.

Train cleaners working for Churchill on Tyne and Wear Metro have won a 5 percent pay rise every year until 2016. This will take their hourly pay to £7.52. 

They also won an extra day annual leave from next year. The RMT members struck for 19 days over the last 18 months.

Some 370 drivers on First Transpennine Express in the north west were set to ballot this week to strike over shifts and rest days.

The drivers are members of the Aslef and RMT unions.

They want an equal number of rest days as drivers for other companies.

Workers on East Midlands trains have called off industrial action. 

The RMT members will ballot on a new offer from bosses. 

And drivers on the Victoria Line have suspended a planned overtime ban.

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