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2 Year Deal For Southampton Bus Drivers

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GMB Members At Uni-Link Buses In Southampton Accept Two Year Deal With 2.5% Increase From 1st Oct 2014 And 2.3% From 1st Oct 2015

These members have accepted this two year deal which is inflation proof as they turned down a three year deal says GMB.

70 GMB members, based at the Eastleigh depot working on the Southampton University UNI-LINK Bus services across Southampton, have voted overwhelmingly in a workplace ballot to accept a 2.5% pay increase as the first part of a two year dealt.

The deal will see a 2.5% increase from 1 October 2014 on all rates including overtime with a further 2.3% increase from 1 October 2015 on all rates again including overtime.

This deal will also see a further increase mechanism being applied should certain inflationary levels above the offer itself impact the economy. There is a sliding scale then also applied to ensure that should inflation rise over this period then GMB members will see a further enhancement.

These members employed driving buses on routes across Southampton and surrounding areas on a contract for the University mainly for students that anybody can travel on. UNI-LINK Link is part the GO-AHEAD GROUP.

Adrian Baker, GMB Regional Organiser, said “These members at UNI-LINK Southampton have accepted this two year deal which is inflation proof.

The members were initially offered a three year pay deal which they turned down. This was it was felt by GMB stewards and members that this would see a too prolonged a period when there would be no negotiations on pay at a time that the economy on the South Coast could be showing signs of recovery and improvement.”


Contact: Adrian Baker on 07841 017849 or 01489 578665 or GMB press office 07921 289880


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