Updated: Friday 27th October at 1:30pm
Whilst Go North East and Unite reached an agreement around the latest pay offer on Wednesday 25th October, results of the ballot published today (Friday 27th October) have rejected this latest deal.
Unfortunately, this now means ‘indefinite’ strike action will commence from Saturday 28th October, impacting all scheduled GNE services for a period lasting up until 22nd December at the latest.
The exception for contracted school services operated by GNE will remain, and the X46 serving Featherstone Grove/Melbury via Brunton Park will be unaffected.
Nexus have confirmed in areas with alternative public travel options, GNE season tickets will be accepted on Metro services as well as Arriva and Stagecoach services. For NGP, the nearest services are:
- Great North Road – Melton Park stops (various Arriva services)
- Stagecoach’s X47 from Kingston Park Road and 35 from Red House Farm
For the latest updates, please continue to check https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/update-industrial-action or https://www.facebook.com/simplyGNE