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Weymouth bus drivers ‘peace plan’ talks in long runnin...

Weymouth bus drivers ‘peace plan’ talks in long running pay dispute

23 November 2016

A crunch meeting to discuss a ‘peace plan’ to settle the five-month bus drivers’ dispute in Weymouth is due to take place in London on Friday (25 November).

Senior management from First Group, the parent company of First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd, as well as local managers, will meet with Unite national officer for passenger transport Bobby Morton and shop stewards from the bus drivers at Unite headquarters in central London.

Unite national officer for passenger transport Bobby Morton said: “This has been a long running dispute, but I believe we are in touching distance of agreeing a peace plan.

“This has followed talks with our members in Weymouth and Bridport and I am confident that the reformulated deal on pay, overtime rates and back pay will be accepted by both sides on Friday.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Email: shaun.noble@unitetheunion.org 

  • 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.