Stagecoach East Midlands workers to walkout over pay offer.
Bus workers at Stagecoach East Midlands, are set to strike over a poor pay offer, RMT has announced.
The stoppages that are due to take place are as follows:
02:00 hours on Monday 27th November 2023 to 01:59 on Wednesday 29th November 2023
02:00 hours on Monday 4th December 2023 to 01:59 on Wednesday 6th December 2023
02:00 hours on Monday 11th December 2023 to 01:59 on Wednesday 13th December 2023
02:00 hours on Monday 18th December 2023 to 01:59 on Wednesday 20th December 2023
The union is calling on Stagecoach East Midlands to pay their staff a decent wage and provide good working conditions, arguing that low pay is endemic within the bus industry.
Bus drivers currently only earn £10.93 an hour when they start the job with it only rising to £12.50 after one year's service.
This is despite the fact, Stagecoach’s latest financial report showing that it has paid out dividends to shareholders worth £47.5m.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said, "The huge endorsement for strike action by our Stagecoach members reflect the growing disgust amongst bus workers at being taken for granted while their pay continues to fall in real terms.
"Management need to come up with a reasonable offer that deals with the poverty pay and poor conditions in the industry.
"However, if Stagecoach bosses remain intransigent, our members are fully prepared to take further industrial action on and into the new year if necessary."