Union, “Unite” yesterday confirmed that over 1,200 First Glasgow drivers have backed strike action in a dispute over pay.
The bus drivers voted by 99 per cent in support of strike action on a high turnout of 77 per cent. Unite, which represents the workers, has confirmed that strike action is scheduled to start at 4am on Friday 24 November continuing until Friday 1 December when the action concludes at 3.59am.
The significant escalation in the dispute follows Unite’s membership rejecting an unacceptable pay offer also by 99 per cent. The offer was declined on the basis that it falls significantly below the pay levels of other drivers across First Group’s UK operations.
The drivers are employed by First Glasgow (No.1) and at First Glasgow (No.2). The companies are part of First Group PLC’s bus operations in Scotland.
The drivers are based in the following bus depots: Blantyre, Caledonia, Dumbarton, Overtown and Scotstoun.