17 May 2012
Bus drivers facing redundancy after talks break down
A group of bus drivers in Scotland may need expert employment law advice after it emerged they are edging closer to redundancy.
According to the East Lothian Courier, 40 professionals currently working for bus company First Scotland in Musselburgh are set to lose their jobs in the near future as negotiations between the employer and their trade union have broken down.
Representatives from Unite had been locked in talks to try to find an alternative to the company's plan to end 13 routes in East Lothian and cut back operations at its depot in Musselburgh.
However, Sandy Smart, regional industrial organiser for the body, has told the news source that no compromise has been reached.
"We have an awful lot of people now facing being out of work. Our members are being made redundant during a recession," he added.
In a statement released following the end of the negotiations, First noted: "We are doing all we can to assist and support affected colleagues."
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