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First Aberdeen vote to resume strike

Issue No. 2167

Bus workers at First Aberdeen have voted overwhelmingly to reject two pay offers from management and to resume strike action.

The workers, members of the Unite union, will now hold a series of strikes targeting rush hour periods. Next week their action will hit a conference of oil executives due to meet in the city.

Unite members rejected two deals – one which was a 1.7 percent rise funded through shift changes, and another which would have seen a pay freeze this year and a 2 percent rise next year.

Workers have threatened an “autumn of discontent” if bosses don’t listen to their demands.

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