Jersey bus workers will get a 3% pay rise, the managing director of Connex has announced. Eric Le Roux said all planned bus strikes are off and the company would also employ four new bus drivers from September. The company has been in talks with the Unite union after a planned strike which could have affected thousands of passengers was called off.
The initial offer was of 2.5%, so the mere threat of strike action did win something. But with inflation running at 3.5% (the official RPI), the "raise" still amounts to a pay cut. Strike action could have won significantly more.