West Midlands bus drivers vote on action over pay

More than 3000 bus drivers in the West Midlands are to vote over the next six weeks, whether to take industrial action over pay.

The 3500 drivers from the Transport and General Workers’ Union at Travel West Midlands rejected an offer from the company, which would have equalised pay rates among drivers over five years. They were unhappy with the length of time the scheme would take.

The drivers rejected the offer by a margin of 1914 votes to 912 with nearly 70 per cent of voters rejecting the deal.

www.tgwu.org.uk

by Richard Staines

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