The Manchester Metrolink tram strike due to take place this weekend (Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June) has been suspended following an improved pay offer.

The 600 plus workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, will now be balloted on the revised offer. If it is rejected then new strike dates will be announced.

The revised pay offer was achieved following talks brokered by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham.

Unite regional officer Colin Hayden said: “Unite made it clear from the outset that Metrolink was fully able to make an improved offer and as a result of the intervention of the mayor that has now occurred.

 “Our members will now be balloted on the offer and they will decide if its meets their expectations.”


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Manchester Metrolink workers to strike over June weekend over pay

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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.