Newport Bus Blog

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.


Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Brussels Technology Wi-Fi Saving the Planet Cwmbran City Business Functions Concerts Newport Transport Limited Book Online May the force be with you always! Dezines Internet Solutions Limited Cheap MOT's Trust Vehicle Graphic Wraps Fully Insured Private Hire Minibuses Car Servicing Small Business Save Money Free Passenger Wi-Fi Magor Ebbw Vale Passport Smartcard Darth Vader Bamboo Card Councillor Bob Bright WiFi Second Battle of Ypres Monmouthshire Regiment Travel to the Stars with newport Bus Death Star Mobile Internet Belgium Vehicle Testing MOT SME Caerwent Plating Corporate Industrial Action solar panels Easter Day Trips Blakeney Vehicle & Operator Services Agency Almondsbury Directors On The Go Platform as a Service Test Chepstow Risca Ministry of Transport Rememberance Unipart Car Care Service Centre Party Nights Darth Vader visits Newport Cardiff Gate Lydney Affordable MOT's Energy reduction Glamorgan Morgan Stevens Super Fast Broadband Brynmawr City of Newport Ecommerce PaaS Newly Refurbished MOT & Service Centre Usk Pontprennau Newport City Council Star Wars Coach Hire Special Occasions High Cross Weddings Pontypool Sparkle Appeal Lord Vader WW1 100th Anniversary Communication Fully Integrated Website Development Caldicot Waterloo Commercial Driver Training Frezenberg Ridge Passport Plus Economic Growth Gwent Newport Bus Bus Travel Charity Cycle Ride 300 Miles Quality Workmanship Reading Newport Transport Mercedes 19 Seat Minibus VOSA carbon footprint River Usk Walk Tredegar Serrenu Children's Centre Luxury Minibus Private Hire Airport Transfers Testing M4 Corridor All Makes of Vehicles Corporate Social Responsibility Monmouth Hotel Transfers Bristol National Grid Thornbury Department of Culture Media & Sport Certification Professional Bus Service David Jenkins Newport Central Bus Station Cardiff Dezines London Vintage Bus Hire SaaS Unigo University Student Smartcard Software as a Service Mons Fully Qualified Professional Bus Drivers Newport Abergavenny Monmouthshire Customer Service Provision