19 Jul 2010
Sovereign pay ballot
Drivers at Sovereign buses, west London, are to vote on a pay offer of 1.3 percent. The below inflation deal contains worrying features. Last year it was agreed with management that after four years of service drivers would receive a bonus. This has not been included in this pay offer. An agreement to harmonise hours and duties would have resulted in a pay boost of 2‑3 percent. There is no mention of this in the pay deal.