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Industrial Action Tuesday 19th July

Newport Transport - Monday, July 18, 2016

Industrial Action Timetables - Tuesday 19th July 2016

Newport Bus would like to inform customers of the timetables that will be in operation should Industrial action go ahead on Tuesday 19th July 2016.

2A/2C Gaer - View Timetable
6A Alway - View Timetable
8A/8C Ringland - View Timetable
16 Bettws - View Timetable
19E Malpas - View Timetable
20 Spytty Retail Park - View Timetable
26A/26C St Julians - View Timetable
27/28 Caerleon - View Timetable
35/36 Duffryn - View Timetable
37 Rhiwderin - View Timetable
42E/43E Moorland Park/Spytty Park - View Timetable
60 Monmouth - View Timetable
74 Chepstow - View Timetable
X30 Cardiff - View Timetable

Demand Responsive services (DRT31/62/63) will be unaffected and will operate as normal.

30 Services between Cardiff and Newport will be unaffected and all services will be operated by Cardiff Bus.

Services not listed above are scheduled not to operate, but should the number of driving staff reporting for duty increase during the 19th July, additional services will be operated throughout the day. For up to date information please follow us on Twitter @newportbus or like us on Facebook.  
For further enquiries about these changes, please call our Travel Centre on; 01633 263 600 accordingly. 


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Industrial Action Tuesday 19th July 2016

Dezines Internet - Thursday, July 14, 2016



The Board of Newport Transport has said it is disappointed some of its staff have rejected an improved pay offer and have voted to take industrial action on Tuesday, July 19.

The company, which employs more than 250 people, had offered staff an improved pay deal totalling 3.5%. The rise included a pay increase of 1.75% in the current financial year backdated to April 1st and a further 1.75% rise from April 1st 2017. Pay for 2015/16 would be frozen under the deal. The board was planning to implement the pay offer in August 2016.

It is the third pay increase offer to be turned down by staff in the last 3 months and follows consecutive pay increases in April 2013 and April 2014 of 2% in each year made by the company. These increases combined with the current offer represent a 7.5% increase in staff pay over five years.

In a statement the Board of Newport Transport said: “We are disappointed that some of the company’s staff have voted against accepting this pay increase award.Our customers are of paramount importance to us and we will work tirelessly to ensure we operate as full a service as possible during the period of industrial action. Any temporary changes to timetables will be advised of immediately on our website, social media and on our buses.

“Over the last 12 months other bus operators in the region have been forced into making staff redundancies because of government cuts to bus funding. Despite these cuts, and the uncertain economic climate ahead, Newport Transport has chosen to continue investing in its workforce, their pay, and conditions.

“We have made a number of pay increase offers to our staff. Sadly, these offers, including our latest improved pay increase, have been rejected. We have worked closely throughout this period with the staffs’ union and ACAS, and believe we had put together a package that gave our staff a generous pay award, yet crucially protected the company’s ability to sustain and invest in the services that are so vitally important to our customers.

“We will continue to work closely with the union and our staff and hope that they will reconsider this final offer.”

On the day of industrial action the company will endeavour to operate as many services as possible between 06:30 & 19:00.


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