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London Metroline bus drivers reject pay deal

Issue No. 2173

Bus drivers employed by Metroline in north London have voted by over 95 percent to reject a new pay deal.

The offer involved a one-off payment that would have amounted to about £450 for an average driver, coupled with a rise equivalent to the RPI rate of inflation next year.

The deal also involved an attempt to reduce the amount of notice given of disciplinary hearings from seven days to just 48 hours.

Bosses at Sovereign in West London have suspended a key trade unionist. Mick Kearns is a longstanding Unite union activist at the Edgware garage.

He was one of the drivers involved in the recent successful campaign over meal breaks. More details in next week’s Socialist Worker.

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Tue 13 Oct 2009, 18:11 BST
Issue No. 2173
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