Workers at Oxford Bus Company have agreed a settlement in their long-running dispute over pay and Christmas working, Unite, the country’s largest union, said today (Tuesday 28 March).
A pay deal for the year, starting on 1 November 2016, and a lump sum to settle 2016 Christmas working issues were hammered out after talks under the auspices of the conciliation service, Acas. The details of the package are not being disclosed.
Unite regional secretary Jennie Formby said: “I would like to thank our members for the solidarity they have shown during this dispute, which included strike action.
“By standing firmly together since the dispute started before Christmas, they have achieved a settlement that was accepted by a significant majority of the workforce.
“Unite now wishes to work constructively with the management to create an environment of progressive employment relations, with the aim of providing the best possible bus services for the people of Oxford.”
Unite has nearly 450 members at the company, including drivers, maintenance staff and admin workers.
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.