Tyne & Wear Metro workers to strike over pay

Workers on seven transport cleaning contracts at firms - including the Tyne & Wear Metro - will be taking strike action in a series of disputes over pay and conditions.

The strike action is due to affect the region later this week when members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will take industrial action over four days from Thursday.

Workers say that they are taking strike action because of the "scandal" of low pay in the sector.