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07.08.12

Cleaners’ strike continues on Tyne & Wear Metro

Cleaners on the Tyne & Wear Metro are taking their protest to Nexus’s front door this lunchtime on the second day of their strike over pay. 

The RMT said their protest at the transport authority’s headquarters in Newcastle “is expected to be a carnival show of public support for their fight for pay justice”. 

The union wants Nexus and DB Regio to intervene to stop the “exploitation” of cleaners by sub-contractor Churchill. 

Its general secretary Bob Crow said: “As the Churchill’s Tyne and Wear Metro cleaners strike for another day in their fight for justice it is only right that we now take the battle to the front door of the transport authority NEXUS, challenging them to break their silence and to intervene to seek a fair resolution to this dispute.”

This is the third strike in this pay row, and DB Regio said contingencies were in place to deal with the disruption caused. It ends at midnight tonight. 

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