Tyne and Wear Metro cleaners in 24 hour strike

Tyne and Wear Metro cleaners are to take part in a 24 hour strike over a pay dispute.

Transport union RMT confirmed cleaners working for Churchill would go on strike from 22:30 BST on 13 July.

RMT claims that Churchill has offered no increase in basic pay, despite a rise in profits.

DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, said contingencies were in place "so our passengers won't notice the strike".

So far no-one from Churchill has been available for comment.

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