– Bernard Garner, Director General of Nexus
“We are pleased that there is an agreement and Metro services can return to normal. Passengers will be relieved.
"This has been a difficult and damaging dispute for the region. We will be encouraging all sides to build better and less confrontational long term relationship for the future.”
Unions have agreed not to strike on June 21.
Industrial action made it difficult for Coldplay fans to travel to the Stadium of Light last week.
Bruce Springsteen fans will not have the same problem next Thursday when he plays the stadium.
– Sharon Kelly, Customer Service Director at DBTW
"Talks on the pay dispute have now concluded and we can confirm that all three unions have agreed to suspend industrial action on Thursday 21 June.
“Employees will receive a 2.1% or £520 pay increase, whichever is the greater, stretching to 3% depending on current pay. They will also receive a £300 payment"
Cleaners on the Tyne and Wear Metro are striking for a second day. The walkout, by RMT union members, is over pay and conditions. Cleaners are also protesting about the way a colleague was disciplined. The strike has not affected services.
Tyne & Wear Metro say the service will be unaffected by striking cleaners.
Cleaners on the Tyne and Wear Metro are out on strike for two days. They are unhappy about disciplinary action taken against a colleague. The 48-hour walkout began at 2230 on Sunday night.
The dispute is a separate issue to the one that led to action by Metro drivers last week. The service today should run normally.