13 Oct 2011

Aberdeen drivers threaten to strike

Drivers at First in Aberdeen are threatening to strike over Christmas – in protest at plans to cut the amount of overtime they can work. First hopes to cut the number of overtime shifts drivers can work on their days off. At present drivers who work on these days can earn around £70 per shift.
Unite spokesman Tommy Campbell said the cuts in overtime would cost drivers around £500 to £1,000 per year. He said: "We find this quite disgraceful. We have made our position quite clear to the company that they should back off and if they don’t we will be left with no alternative but to ballot for industrial action."

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