Around 270 Stagecoach Bluebird bus drivers in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have won an inflation beating 10 per cent pay deal over eighteen months 

The workers voted to accept the pay deal following negotiations led by Unite shop stewards with the bus company.

The wage deal comes as increasing numbers of bus drivers are leaving the industry to find better paid jobs elsewhere with negative knock-on effects on the availability of bus services. 

Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary, said: “This 10 per cent wage deal for our Stagecoach Bluebird drivers in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is an excellent result for Unite’s members and a testament to the work of our reps. 

“We are determined to improve the jobs, pay and conditions of our members in the bus industry and this win shows that workers get results when they’re in Unite.”

John Clark, Unite industrial officer, said: “We are delighted to secure this inflation-busting pay deal for our drivers at Bluebird Stagecoach in the North East. A massive thank you must go to the Unite shop stewards who were doggedly determined to get the best possible deal for our members.”

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Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with around 150,000 members. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.