Weymouth bus drivers to strike on 16 November in long-...

Weymouth bus drivers to strike on 16 November in long-running pay dispute

08 November 2016

Weymouth bus drivers will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 16 November in their five-month long pay dispute.
Recently, more than 70 bus drivers in Weymouth and Bridport, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, voted overwhelmingly to turn down the latest pay offer from First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd.

The 24-hour stoppage will start at 04.30 on 16 November.

Unite regional officer Bob Lanning said: “The latest pay offer which our members overwhelmingly rejected did meet some of the major pay issues that have caused the drivers concern.

“What is on the table is a three year pay deal starting from August 2015. The outstanding issues are back pay; overtime rates; and moving the pay anniversary start date back two months from August until October, which means the next pay deal will commence from October 2018.”


Notes to editors:

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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.