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Bus strikes across Greater Manchester

Bus services are expected to face major disruption across Greater Manchester today as drivers go on strike.

The action will effect First Manchester services. The Union Unite says drivers are in dispute over changes to conditions and bargaining procedures.

First Manchester Credit: ITV

“We have worked with First and other operators to ensure that dedicated school services, which are supported by TfGM, are able to run as a matter of priority.

– Howard Hartley, Transport for Greater Manchester’s Head of Bus

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Services affected from midnight

Bus workers for Network Warrington will begin a 24-hour strike from midnight tonight.

They are protesting over a zero per cent pay offer.

Most services are likely to be affected.

The Unite union says there will be a series of one day stoppages over the next seven weeks.

Leaders says the company is not listening to its case and is calling on the owners - Warrington borough council - to intervene to resolve the dispute.

Network Warrington says it's the first time in 16 years that the staff have not had a pay increase and that it's extremely disappointed by the action.