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Manx bus drivers to strike during TT

Isle of Man bus drivers are planning to strike during the TT fortnight. Strike days will be announced seven days in advance and timed to cause maximum disruption, according to Unite the Union. Bobby Morton, Unite’s national officer for passenger transport, said: “We’ve got disputes scheduled for the last week in May and the first week in June. “The drivers...

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Feb 09

Posts: 84

brevav2 says:

Can You Blame Them!

I dont blame the drivers at all....£3000 a year pay cut...what a bloody cheek by Bus Vannin...How much is the Chief Executive on a year? along with the 'fatcat' bosses?  are they taking a £3000 a year pay, thought not, probably giving themselves a large pay hike instead

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Jul 09

Posts: 19

StupidRider says:

The other 4?!

3k pay cut and 4 drivers ok with that! Must be backhanders or bloody 'jobos'!

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Jan 13

Posts: 14

Errrr what's the point of striking during the TT..? Aren't the roads closed..? Surely that means no traffic can move..? Just a thought.

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Dec 04

Posts: 116

bicster says:


With a £3000 pay cut wouldnt you want to kick the bosses where it hurts?  I would.  Good on them for standing up.  Its a very responsible job driving a bus/coach as I know having D1E on my licence and have safely transported thousands of people to their destinations with smooth driving and always with a polite manner as im sure these guys do every day.  Im sure the speeding fines during the TT will more than cover the drivers wages without the cut and a rise too.

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Oct 11

Posts: 87

How much do they get paid now? Is it really a pay cut or pay freeze or alteration to overtime rules? The article isn't very clear.

If the bus drivers don't like it they can leave and get a job elsewhere.

If the amount of money the IOM government has to spend drops then cuts have to be made somewhere.

When the recession first hit, the company I worked for all agreed to take a 20% wage cut to keep the company afloat and that was a hell of a lot more than £3000.

If they don't make the cuts on bus drivers wages the cuts will have to be made elsewhere, maybe shut a few old peoples homes or close a school.

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Aug 02

Posts: 109

1100970 says:

poor IOM

The isle of man is a dump apart form the Manx and the TT the place is dead, you have wealth there a lot but to keep it on the island the Parliament ignores how much money there could winkle out of the rich the end result is black holes in the finanance of the island.  The people to suffer are the residents of the island during the TT fortnight the visitors are fleeced by all, including the Police who have more speed traps than is needed but if you get caught ie going into Ramsey hairpin you get a £200 fine for 15 miles above the limit. Yes you should not be doing that but look for yourself how the coppers hide in the hedge this is a place where nobody has been killed in the TT fortnight. 


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Mar 07

Posts: 3215

Boult says:

Doesn't say

how many were eligible to vote - just that 77 did.

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Aug 02

Posts: 39

bud says:

Apparently according to BBC news, they can earn up to £38500 with overtime. If that's the case, boo fucking hoo.

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

And what are costs of living?

What's £38500 ("with overtime") in relation to house prices and a loaf of bread? Given how many lives are placed in their hands every day, talented folk should be queuing up to be bus drivers.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12022

preunit says:


IOM Taxi Trophy then :wink:

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