Belfast Telegraph

Rail unions set to vote on industrial action

The biggest rail workers union is joining the public sector pensions dispute by balloting its members working for a city's metro service.

The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle will vote on industrial action. Public sector unions are planning to ballot workers in protest at government plans to increase pension contributions by 3.2%. The TUC has called for a day of action on November 30.