Bus drivers vote for strike action
Monday 2nd September 2013, 10:19AM BST.
BUS drivers last night voted to strike on Wednesday and Thursday.
They said the move was not about money but was ‘an act of desperation’ against unethical working rotas and health and safety issues.
A total of 25 of the 43 drivers attended last night’s meeting at which 23 voted to strike and two abstained. The majority of other drivers are thought also to be in support, however.
Drivers say they are often working from 6.30am to 9.30pm with a five- or six-hour break in the middle for which they do not get paid. Alternatively, some drivers are working 12-hour shifts with breaks of only 30 minutes.
Operator CT Plus said the action was ‘entirely unnecessary’.