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Bus drivers due to strike after “1p an hour pay rise” offer

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Bus drivers at Arriva’s Wythenshawe depot will walk out on Monday (Nov 20) after pay talks with unions collapsed on Friday.

No Arriva buses will be running in Manchester after the company’s final pay offer, was rejected as an insult by trade unions, Unite and the GMB.

The unions, which will stage nine days of strike action in the run up to Christmas, said the pay rise offered by Arriva bosses amounts to 1p an hour for drivers. Read More…

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Wythenshawe councillor backs striking post office workers

Webb__C_2015Wythenshawe councillor Chris Webb has backed post office workers on strike today.

The Northenden Labour councillor has sent messages of solidarity and support to members of the Communication Workers Union and Unite who are staging a 24-hour walkout over closures, job losses and working conditions.

 

The industrial action is expected to have the most impact on 300 Crown Post Offices in town and city centres.

A union picket has been mounted at the Manchester CIT depot, Admiral House on Thompson Street today

Dave Ward, general secretary of the CWU, said the Post Office was at “crisis point”, and urged the government to stop the “cycle of closures, job losses and attacks on workers’ terms and conditions”.

Ivan Monckton, of Unite, accused the government of presiding over an “ill-managed decline” of the Post Office.

Kevin Gilliland, the Post Office’s network and sales director, said the Post Office regretted the unions’ decision to strike.

 

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