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Tram strike on the cards for Nottingham Goose Fair event after workers vote to walk out

GMB Union have today announced the outcome of the Nottingham tram workers strike ballot.

 

The vote comes after GMB Union says that Nottingham’s tram operator, Keolis, offered a real terms pay cut to staff [1].

 

Around 300 drivers, mechanics, control room and ticket office staff are expected to join strike action, with 92% of GMB members voting to back strike action.

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Union reps will agree and announce strike dates in the coming days.

 

Colin Whyatt, GMB Organiser, said:

 

“This is a clear message from Nottingham’s dedicated tram staff that they will not be backed into a corner by low pay.

 

“Tram workers are facing the harshest cost of living crisis in a generation, with many of them unable to afford to live and shop in the city they work in.

 

“Tram bosses have been keen to plead poverty in recent weeks, but hard-working and loyal staff cannot be expected to foot the bill whilst tram bosses feather their nests.

 

“This vote now confirms that Nottingham could now face transport chaos come Goose Fair, an outcome everyone wanted to avoid.

 

“Time is rapidly running out, but our union is always open to negotiating a solution when tram bosses are ready to see sense.”

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