30 Mar 2012

First drivers in Aberdeen vote for action

Bus drivers in Aberdeen could strike within weeks after a call from drivers for a ballot on industrial action. Unite regional officer Tommy Campbell said the “overwhelming majority” favoured walking out over a move by First Aberdeen to introduce split shifts at weekends. He said a consultative ballot of nearly 400 drivers showed they were opposed to the change.

The news comes as First Aberdeen's parent company FirstGroup (and Britain's largest bus operator) issued a profits warning. Their operating profits last year were £457.4m.

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