Bus drivers' fund given to charity
The Herald|December 27, 2021
MONEY REDIRECTED AFTER DISPUTE RESOLVED

FUNDS raised to help bus drivers who could have potentially been out of pocket if they had gone on strike are to be donated to charity after the dispute was resolved.

Stagecoach drivers and RMT union representatives organised a collection when pay talks faltered and a strike looked imminent.

RMT representative Matt Hackett said: “We all obviously hoped that talks would be resolved, and we're so happy they were, but we knew we needed a Plan B and we wanted to make sure our staff were looked after. We asked any people who would not be affected financially to donate to the collection, so the pot could be divided amongst our staff who would be most affected."

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