Bus drivers head for tribunal
Tuesday 15th October 2013, 3:00PM BST.
BUS drivers are heading for an official industrial dispute, according to their union representative.
Bob Lanning is in the island this week for talks with driver representatives after they rejected a 1% pay offer from CT Plus.
‘1% is not viewed as acceptable. But I do not want to see a strike, I have told them [the drivers] quite clearly to give the Guernsey system a chance.’
Frank Villeneuve-Smith, communications director for HCT Group, which owns CT Plus, said the company had made a range of changes to drivers’ conditions which equated to a pay rise of 2.75%.
‘We offered a flat rise of 1% on top of that. The 2.75% was an accumulation of changes, such as the changes of definitions to when a shift starts, those sorts of things. We hope that all these measures together will be viewed as a generous and fair offer.’