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Discussions continue over bus dispute

Fri, 04 Jan 2013


Negotiations between government and the union which represents bus drivers have failed to produce a definitive outcome in the ongoing pay dispute.

The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure and Unite held discussions yesterday.

However the chief executive of the department says that positive steps were made towards finding a mutually agreeable solution.

The department says it still needs to reach its £300,000 savings target, but is open to different ways of achieving this.

Proposals to strip the drivers of their paid lunch hour have been the catalyst for the unrest and strike action.

On the topic of further strikes Nick Black says the issue wasn’t even discussed:

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