VICTORY FOR THE BUS DRIVERS
This weekend bus drivers at stagecoach in Rotherham and Barnsley voted to accept the improved offer of £9.05p/h and a backdated lump sum of wages owed by the company at the improved rate from the companies last pay review.
Stagecoach have been forced to make this offer after 12 days of strike action by the drivers.
The scabbing operation run by stagecoach managers was costing the company more in hotels and overtime for the opportunistic scabs and managers, than the pay increase the drivers where asking for.
The Threat of further strike action and solidarity from local trade unionists who raised substantial amounts of money for the drivers The general public also offered support, with many refusing to catch scab buses, This has forced managers to back down.
This is not just a victory for the drivers themselves this is a victory for every working class person in South Yorkshire struggling with falling wages and high inflation,
The bus workers victory shows that if we stand together and fight together with solidarity and determination we can improve our conditions and take a larger piece of the bosses profit which we slaved to earn.