Liverpool news Merseyside bus drivers to strike next week PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Union says action called as a result of Stagecoach failing to make workers a fair pay offer

Liverpool news Merseyside bus drivers to strike next week PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Union says action called as a result of Stagecoach failing to make workers a fair pay offer

Liverpool news  Merseyside bus drivers to strike next week PremierLeague-News.Com
22 June 2022 - 09:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Bus passengers across Merseyside are set for severe disruption and delays beginning next week when Stagecoach workers go out on strike. The dispute affects 370 members of Unite, who are employed as bus drivers and engineers and work at the company's Gilmoss depot on the East Lancashire Road in Liverpool. The union says the action has been called as a result of Stagecoach failing to make workers a fair pay offer. Unite says the drivers are looking for a fair deal that would raise the current pay rate of £12.69 an hour. Initial strikes have been called for Thursday, June 30 and also for Monday, July 4. READ MORE:Costs as Spain, France, Greece and Portugal to charge UK tourists to enter Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Stagecoach is a highly profitable company - it can easily afford to pay its workers a decent wage but it is choosing not to. Unite will always challenge employers who make excessive profits by exploiting and underpaying workers. Our members will receive Unite’s complete support until this dispute is resolved.” The union says the strike action was called after Stagecoach, which trades as Ribble Motor Services Ltd on Merseyside, failed to offer members a pay increase which met workers’ aspirations. Stagecoach operates routes throughout Merseyside, all of which will be severely disrupted if strikes go ahead as planned. Unite regional officer Dave Roberts said: “Members of Unite are taking strike action as a last resort.

News source = PremierLeague-News.Com

. Even at this late stage strikes and the inevitable disruption they will cause can be avoided if Stagecoach makes a reasonable pay offer. The ball is in its court.” The union said that while bus drivers are struggling to make ends meet, Stagecoach's profits have dramatically increased. The company's accounts for the second half of 2021 show that the firm's profits had more than doubled from £16.1m to £32.9m. If next week's strike action goes ahead, they will come just days after the region was disrupted by walk outs by train staff. Yesterday saw the first of three national RMT strikes this week, with the entire Merseyrail network shut down and services in and out of the region severely restricted. This is set to be the case again tomorrow and on Saturday when further strikes take place. Stagecoach has been approached for a response. Read More Related Articles 'Cold and calculating' child rapist has three years knocked off sentence Read More Related Articles Motorbike rider dies after losing control on M62

Source = PremierLeague-News.Com

This news 21 hits received.

COMMENTS

  • 0 Comment
Last News