24 Dec 2012

Jersey drivers to strike on 30 December

Drivers have voted to strike over changes to their terms and conditions when a new operator starts. Unite balloted 82% of the workforce and 87% of those balloted voted in favour of strike action. The union confirmed that drivers would strike for one day on 30 December.
CT Plus is taking over Jersey's bus contract from 2 January 2013. Connex have run the service for the last 10 years. Drivers say they are unhappy with the terms and conditions in their new contracts.
A driver, who did not want to be named, said some of them would lose at least £100 a week as a result of limits on working hours. The States of Jersey imposed a 54-hour week limit for drivers for health and safety reasons. This will be the second strike over the change. The first was for two days in October.

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