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Strike planned at First Bus in Aberdeen

Issue No. 2165

Bus drivers, cleaners and garage staff employed by First Bus in Aberdeen were set to strike over pay for two hours from 3pm on Tuesday of this week.

The strike coincided with the first day back at school for children.

The workers, members of the Unite union, want 4 percent pay rise, but First has imposed a national pay freeze and so is offering nothing.

The workers held a successful one day strike in July and then went into talks, which have collapsed.

Union members are also coming out a work to rule. This is an important dispute in the context of First’s national pay freeze.

Union members point out that First’s bus operation is still raking in huge profits and the company has recently increased payouts to shareholders.

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Tue 18 Aug 2009, 17:47 BST
Issue No. 2165
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