Transport union RMT confirmed today that bus drivers working for Stagecoach out of their Winchester depot are to take strike action in a dispute over pay.
The walkout will affect services over the next two weekends.
Despite lengthy negotiations there were "massive votes in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike, reflecting the level of anger on the shop floor", the union said.
– RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Stagecoach is a highly profitable company with the UK bus division generating a massive pound for pound return for shareholders so there is no excuse whatsoever for trying to force down the living standards of our members.
“The Winchester drivers have shown their determination, anger and solidarity in massive votes for action and RMT would call on the company to sit down with us and negotiate a fair deal on pay that reflects the hard work of these staff.”