Manchester Metrolink strike off as drivers win 10% pay rise – BBC News
Drivers on Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network have called off a proposed strike after agreeing a 10% pay deal which will see some drivers paid £33,000.
Unite members were planning the strike action on the August bank holiday.
But the union said some 340 drivers had now accepted a deal which addressed concerns that they were paid up to £7,000 less than those in other cities.
Operator KeolisAmey Metrolink said the deal “recognises the value” of drivers.
The deal is for a 3.7% increase backdated to January, a 10% rise from January 2019 and the retail price index from January 2020.
Drivers with more than 18 months’ experience will be paid £30,000, backdated to January, and £33,000 from 2019. Manchester Metrolink strike off as drivers win 10% pay rise – BBC News