26 Nov 2012

Isle of Man: strike ballot begins

Some 100 Bus Vannin drivers are voting on whether to strike over increased driving time and the reduction of contractual hours from 42 to 37. The ballot will run from 28 November to 12 December. It’s the latest move in a dispute over changes to their terms and conditions which Unite says will cut drivers’ wages by about £3,000 a year.
Notices of termination of their existing contracts were issued to drivers on October 13. Since then, about a third have agreed to new terms and conditions which include an end to paid lunch breaks.

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