Nottingham goose fair saved from travel chaos.

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Thursday 28 September 2023
GMB Trade Union - Nottingham goose fair saved from travel chaos.

Tram strikes would have caused humon-goose travel disruption, says GMB.

GMB union have today announced that planned strike action across Nottingham’s tram network has been withdrawn.

The news comes as workers on Nottingham trams voted to back a pay deal representing a 10% pay increase.

Strike action was due to take place from midnight tonight for ten days, threatening significant travel disruption during one of Nottingham’s busiest weeks.

The union had called on tram bosses to step back from the brink and avoid strike action after workers rejected real terms-pay cuts imposed on them by company management.

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

Colin Whyatt, GMB Organiser, said:

“Nottingham’s tram workers have stood together and won the pay and recognition they deserve.

“Our tram network is unique and a real asset to the city and our community.

“This is only possible because of the hard work and dedication of the staff who keep the network running day in and day out.

“Goose Fair strikes would have caused massive travel distribution across the city. It’s a shame that, despite considerable efforts from GMB, it’s taken the company this long to resolve the issue of low pay on Nottingham’s trams."

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