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Bus workers

Issue No. 1900

BUS DRIVERS in Cumbria have voted for strikes over pay. The workers, employed by Stagecoach, will strike for a day next Wednesday. A TGWU union rep said, "We have drivers driving 25 people on a bus on £5.40 an hour. Drivers want a decent wage. We don't want to inconvenience people too much. I am sure people will understand that this isn't a frivolous dispute."

The action will affect services across Cumbria as drivers are based at Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and West Cumbria.

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Sat 8 May 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1900
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