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Norwich buses

Issue No. 1835

BUS STRIKES in Norwich have been suspended after management made workers a new offer last week. Some 350 drivers working for the First Group firm in the town recently went on strike for seven days in protest at being made to work longer driving hours. The strike was solid and workers held lively picket lines, stopping some agency workers from going into work.

Now management have told the workers' TGWU union officials that they will agree to a maximum four hours and 21 minutes on any one shift. This is a climbdown from management.

But driver Dave Manningham told Socialist Worker, 'Many workers were very angry at the meeting last Sunday. 'They felt they'd been left totally unclear about all the details of the deal.' The TGWU is to ballot all the drivers this week over the proposed deal.

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Sat 25 Jan 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1835
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