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Issue No. 1720

Buses

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.

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Sat 28 Oct 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1720
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