26 Oct '12, 4pm

Bus and Coach News: Strike called at First in the south-west: Two strike dates have been set... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Strike called at First in the south-west: Two strike dates have been set... #bus #coach #diesel

Two strike dates have been set by trade union RMT at First Devon and Cornwall – Friday 26 October and Friday 9 November. The move follows a ballot in which 85 per cent of respondents supported a strike in a dispute over pay and conditions. RMT general secretary Bob Crow says: “This massive mandate for action by RMT members on First Devon and Cornwall buses reflects their anger at the failure to come up with a serious pay offer and the attempt to bind up what is on the table with a whole load of strings to make it self-financing at the expense of the workforce. “The fact that we have been forced to ballot and put this action on is solely down to the failure of the management side to understand the anger of their workforce.” First says it has offered a deal worth up to 7.1 per cent over two years, of which 3.9 per cent is guaranteed and 3.2 per cent is linked to “efficiencie...

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