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No to below inflation pay deal at First Manchester buses

Workers should't end their fight if the offer is less than inflation
Issue 2791
Dozens of strikers with red Unite union flags

First Bus workers on strike

Strikes by bus drivers working for First Manchester have been suspended after bosses made an improved pay offer.

Around 300 Unite members are vote on the new offer—with strikes scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of next week if they reject.

Bus workers in Unite have won some significant pay rises but some fall short of the 7.5 rate of inflation. Workers should vote against all offers under this figure as they’re a real terms pay cut.

Strikes began last month in the dispute over low rates of pay. They have caused considerable disruption to while gaining swathes of support and solidarity.

Action threat in Bradford

More than 300 bus drivers at First West Yorkshire in Bradford say they will soon announce strikes unless the bosses increase their two-year pay offer. Members of the Unite union voted 77 percent for strikes after they rejected a tiny 1.9 percent pay rise.

Negotiations are ongoing but workers are willing to win the pay they deserve by striking.

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