Stagecoach drivers strike again

Submitted by Matthew on 18 January, 2012 - 1:41

Stagecoach bus drivers in South Yorkshire struck again on Monday 16 January after overwhelmingly rejecting bosses’ latest offer in a long-running pay battle.

Workers voted by 206 to 89 to reject the offer and continue fighting. Stagecoach are mounting a desperate strike-breaking operation, attempting to bribe Stagecoach workers from around the country (allegedly from as far afield as the Isle of Skye) to come to South Yorkshire to drive scab buses.

Workers are demanding an increase to £9.05 an hour, with back-pay. Management’s latest offer met the pay demand, but refused back-pay.

Messages of support should be emailed to Barnsley Unite branch secretary Tony Rushforth:

Financial donations are urgently needed to help the strikers’ fight.

Cheques should be made payable to Unite, 8-9/9 Barnsley and sent to A Rushforth, 45 Tune Street, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 8PX

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