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Issue No. 1696


  • BUS WORKERS at Stagecoach's Ribblebus firm in Lancashire were set to strike on Wednesday of this week. The workers last went on strike in 1998. During the dispute Frank Dean, a picket, was killed by a scab driving a bus. Ribblebus drivers have rejected the company's �5.50 an hour offer which is tied to a two year deal.
  • YORKSHIRE TRACTION bus drivers voted by a majority of two to one to begin an all-out indefinite strike. But the action has been called off for talks at ACAS. Workers in the TGWU union rejected the company's pay offer of 1.7 percent plus bonuses. The drivers are demanding �5 an hour minimum without loss of conditions. They need to keep up the pressure on Yorkshire Traction boss Frank Carter and their union leaders.
  • BUS DRIVERS for Stagecoach's firm, Western Bus, in Ayr were to vote on a new pay offer on Monday of this week. The drivers, mainly members of the TGWU, have held seven solid one-day strikes. Western Bus has now offered them a 50p an hour rise to �6 an hour.

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Sat 13 May 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1696
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