Ten days to save Goose Fair from tram strike

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Tuesday 19 September 2023
GMB Trade Union - Ten days to save Goose Fair from tram strike

Workers have slammed tram bosses for delays in resolving the dispute

GMB Union have today called on Keolis, the operator of Nottingham’s tram network, to step back from the brink and avoid strike action at this year’s Nottingham Goose Fair.

The warning comes after union members rejected an increase of just 1% on an offer already put to tram workers earlier this month, despite weeks of negotiations.

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

Goose Fair is one of Nottingham tram’s busiest periods and an important revenue stream for the company.

Colin Whyatt, GMB Organiser, said:

“We’re urging tram bosses to step back from the brink and do everything in their power to save this year’s Goose Fair from travel chaos.

“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.

“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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