Tyne & Wear

Tyne and Wear Metro strike suspended

A planned strike by workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro strike on 21 June has been suspended.

Metro's owner, Nexus, said operator DB Regio Tyne and Wear Ltd had come to an agreement with unions over pay.

Staff will be balloted on the pay offer of 2.1% or a £520 pay increase, whichever is the greater, up to 3%.

The rise will be funded from efficiency savings within the organisation and not through any additional contribution from Nexus.

Staff will also receive a £300 payment, plus a one-off bonus payment of £200, plus additional travel benefits.

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