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Possibility of more bus driver strikes next month

Fri, 21 Dec 2012

Bus drivers man the picket lines
Bus drivers man the picket lines

There’s a possibility bus drivers will strike again next month if no agreement can be reached with their employers.

The 7th, 8th and 9th January are being mooted as the possible dates for more strike action, although no official announcement has been made yet.

That’s because bus drivers are hoping the issues can be resolved before then so there’ll be no need for another walkout.

They’ve been locked in a bitter dispute with the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure over pay, terms and conditions.

If a second series of strikes goes ahead it will hit bus services at the start of the new term and schools have been notified.

Some children have had to ride the trams and steam trains to and from school this week and the emergency bus and rail timetables will apply again if there’s another strike.

Confirmation of whether or not it will take place is due to be issued next week.


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