A THIRD one-day strike by drivers halted services across Gateshead in the north east of England on Friday of last week. The 170 workers are fighting for a 5 percent pay rise from transport empire Go Ahead. They currently get basic pay of just �209 a week. The drivers are planning to hold a further one-day strike on Friday of this week.
- SOME 3,500 workers at Travel West Midlands were to ballot over a new pay deal this week. Travel West Midlands is owned by bus and coach firm National Express, which is also the largest operator of rail franchises in Britain.