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First South Yorkshire drivers strike against pay freeze

Issue No. 2161

Pickets got up the nose of management in last week’s one-day strike by First South Yorkshire drivers against a pay freeze.

Up to 50 strikers picketed at each of the depots in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster after a court threw out First’s legal bid to stop the strike.

Bosses were clearly rattled by the strength of support and an injunction was served on the picket lines limiting the numbers of official pickets to six.

“It was a desperate effort to have a go back after they couldn’t stop the strike,” said one striker.

“But nobody took it seriously, we just moved to one side a bit.”

Workers were discussing their next step in the dispute as Socialist Worker went to press.

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Tue 21 Jul 2009, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2161
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