The 60 bus drivers employed by First Hampshire and Dorset are today (Wednesday 5 February) voting on a ‘substantially improved’ pay offer.
This means the 24 hour strike due tomorrow (Thursday 6 February) has been suspended. The 24 strike due for Monday 10 February that would affect the Bridport, Portland and Weymouth areas could still go ahead, depending on the outcome of the ballot.
The ballot result will be announced tomorrow (Thursday).
Unite regional officer Bob Lanning said: “After constructive talks with the company, the management came up with a substantially improved offer. Our members are voting on this today and we will announce the result tomorrow.”
For further information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940
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Notes to editors:
- 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.