United Kingdom -Jersey bus drivers receive short-term 3% pay increase -June 7, 2012

Unions and Connex have agreed to a 3% pay rise as well as the recruitment of four more bus drivers. A strike by bus drivers in Jersey was called off when talks between union representatives and Connex management took a turn for the better. Strikes that remained scheduled for the 14th and 25th of June were also cancelled when a pay deal was reached on 7 June. Union officials have started lobbying Transport and Technical Services (TTS) that the pay increase has to be maintained by any company taking over the exploitation of the bus service after the Connex contract with the municipality expires at the end of the year. The TTS has reacted that conditions were already set in the tender that was published earlier and pay is likely to return to previous levels if another company is rewarded the new contract.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18350489

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18394613

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18413620

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