Connex staff in Jersey will walk out later today, for 25 hours. Their union Unite said despite its best efforts, the parties had not been able to agree on this year's pay and more strikes will follow on 14 and 25 June. A union representative said: "Based on the terms of the bus contract with TTS, we know the company received an index linked increase in funding in October 2011 and will receive a further increase in October 2012.
"We believe these payments equate to approximately £8million per annum... The membership feels the company could well afford our pay claim which is normally based on the January Retail Price Index."