Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

50 Services Set to Be Hit in Strike by First Bus Drivers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

50 Services Set to Be Hit in Strike by First Bus Drivers

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BUS passengers can expect chaos on the roads on Tuesday as hundreds of bus drivers are poised to go on strike.

First Manchester drivers at the operator's Oldham and Queens Road depots have confirmed they will take action for the full day. The walkout will affect Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, and Trafford - with FIFTY services either cancelled or reduced.

There are 700 drivers at the firm's two depots in the region but it is not yet known exactly how many of those will strike.

Unite says drivers are in dispute over changes to conditions and bargaining procedures. First Manchester has denied making changes - and say they are still seeking clarification of the specific issues in dispute and conciliatory service ACAS are involved. …

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