27 May '14, 1pm

The strike action planned for tomorrow has been called off

The planned Metro strike on Wednesday 28 May has been called off. The strike action, scheduled on the day of the One Direction concert in Sunderland, has been averted following successful talks between DB Regio and the RMT union. The Metro will run now run as normal on Wednesday 28 May, ensuring tens of thousands of daytime commuters and those attending the One Direction concert in the evening will no longer face unnecessary disruption at the hands of the RMT. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has welcomed the decision to call off the strike. Deputy Director General of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I’m pleased that the strike has been called off. Common sense has prevailed and a day of major disruption to thousands of our customers has been averted. “Metro services will now operate as usual on Wednesday 28 May and there will still be extr...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/tomorrows-metro-strike-...

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