More than 500 bus drivers employed by First Bus in Bradford are set to strike for three days from Wednesday of next week in a dispute over pay.
The Unite union is demanding a flat rate of £10 an hour – drivers at the Bradford depot currently earn between £6.27 and £9.50 an hour.
The union has been negotiating over this pay deal since February. The company’s “final offer” amounts to a 3.6 percent offer – a rise of just 35p per hour.
Further three-day strikes have been called starting on 7 and 21 January.
A planned strike by more than 100 drivers at Stagecoach in Worthing was called off last week after Unite union members accepted a new pay offer. The offer is a two-year deal, with 6.5 percent backdated to July and another 2 percent rise in January 2010.
Bradford strike called off. See » Ballot at First Bus in Bradford