Bus Passengers Warned As Drivers Strike Again
Manchester Evening News|January 24, 2022
Bus passengers in Greater Manchester will not be able to catch a bus from one of First’s depot on two days this week amid strike action.
Charlotte Cox

First Manchester is again giving customers advance notice to plan ahead as no services will run from its headquarters at the Oldham depot today and Wednesday.

School buses, meanwhile, are expected to continue to run on those days.

The Vantage V1 and V2 services based at a depot in Bolton for routes from Leigh and Atherton to Manchester Royal Infirmary are unaffected and continue to operate normally.

Unite the union, which represents more than 300 drivers planning to stike over a pay dispute, had warned last week of ‘severe disruption’ caused by walk-outs, which are also planned for January 31 and over 11 days in February.

Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary, said: “Bus drivers, including those at First Manchester, are no longer prepared to accept low rates of pay, for the difficult and stressful work they undertake.

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