Bus workers take strike action

Bus workers take strike action

21 October 2022

RMT Press Office:

RMT members working on buses in Somerset, and Cornwall are on strike today for better pay and conditions.

First Group workers are angry that many of them are only paid just over £11 and hour an that bosses only offered a small uprate to £12 an hour.

The company paid out £500m to shareholders in 2021/22 and has an operating profit of £226m.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “These key transport workers are being treated abysmally by a highly profitable company that could easily pay them a decent wage.

“It is in the public interest in Somerset, Cornwall and across the country to see bus workers paid well so people do not leave the industry creating chronic shortages in bus services.

“We urge First Group to come to a negotiated settlement with the RMT and we continue our industrial campaign until we achieve pay justice.”

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