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Bus drivers at Stagecoach Merseyside set to strike

by Fran Byron-Chance
Issue No. 2219

Bus drivers working for Stagecoach Merseyside plan to hold a one-day strike on Monday of next week.

The action will follow a solid four-day strike by the 350 Unite union members at the end of last month.

Engineers at the site have also begun a ballot—and hope to co-ordinate action with drivers in the future.

The drivers are fighting over pay. Bosses are trying to get away with paying drivers a 2 percent pay rise—despite the fact that the company made £126 million last year.

Some 81 percent of drivers rejected the offer.

Although the issue of pay sparked the dispute in Merseyside, workers are sick of what they describe as a bullying culture at the firm.

The union should name more strike dates now.

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Tue 14 Sep 2010, 17:14 BST
Issue No. 2219
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