23 May '14, 3pm

TyneTeesWear News: Nexus calls for Metro strike to be called off - and for ACAS to be called in #metro #nefollowers

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Metro system, has called on the RMT union and DB Regio to urgently agree to arbitration and to halt the planned Metro strike on Wednesday, May 28. Nexus is urging both sides to call in ACAS - the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service – and for the RMT to call off the strike until that process has taken place. Deputy Director General of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I urge the RMT and DB Regio to urgently call in ACAS in order to avoid Wednesday’s strike, which will cause disruption to thousands of passengers. Arbitration provides a process by which disputes of this nature can be resolved without recourse to industrial action. “I am disappointed that the RMT called industrial action without exploring options like this first. Nobody can seriously believe the RMT’s claim that a strike being called on the same d...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/nexus-calls-metro-strik...

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