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Bus workers

Issue No. 1909

WORKERS AT Arriva North Western and Wales buses could be heading for strikes after they rejected a pay offer by 1,166 votes to 670.

The drivers, members of the TGWU union, are now holding workplace ballots.

If they return a majority for strikes, then local union branches will request from the national union an official postal ballot.

“It’s gone beyond just the question of pay,” says one TGWU member.

'It’s about the whole way we are treated. We have accountants as managers telling us after 4.5 hours in the cab that we haven’t got time to stretch our legs before doing another stint. We’re told there is not even enough time for a toilet break.”

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Sat 10 Jul 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1909
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