Bus drivers in the Unite union at Barnsley and Rawmarsh have voted to reject the latest offer from their employer Stagecoach. The drivers have held seven strike days in their campaign for decent pay. They voted 206 to 89 against the latest offer and will strike again today.
Local union branches in South Yorkshire are mobilising to support the bus drivers. A GMB branch donated £200 and an NUJ chapel gave £50 to the strikers’ hardship fund.
Messages of support should be emailed to Barnsley Unite branch secretary Tony Rushforth at firstname.lastname@example.org Cheques should be made payable to Unite, 8-9/9 Barnsley and sent to A Rushforth, 45 Tune Street, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 8PX