UNITE The Union has announced that more than 200 workers on Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system will strike over four days early next month in a dispute over pay.
Union members will strike from 9 pm on Friday 7 June until 05:59 am on Monday 10 June. The union says that members have voted by 96 per cent for strike action.
The union says it is calling for constructive talks with the employer Keolis Amey Metrolink Ltd to resolve the dispute that will bring the system to a halt - it will clash with the sold-out Parklife Festival over the same weekend.
The company, which runs Metrolink on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester, has offered between one and five per cent for the year starting January 2019 depending on which group a worker belongs.