Gloucestershire

Stagecoach bus drivers in Forest of Dean on strike

Bus drivers from Stagecoach in the Forest of Dean have gone on strike for the second time in eight days.

Drivers called the 24-hour stoppage and a strike last Friday because they want a pay rise of 3%.

A Stagecoach spokesman said: "All services will run as normal. We will arrange cover for any bus drivers who are striking."

Trevor Hall, from the Unite union, said the drivers had received a lot of support from passengers.

Mr Hall said: "They've said categorically there will be no more money, so if we talk there will be no more money. All they're prepared to do is talk about other things.

"I've been told letters have gone in to Stagecoach supporting our drivers and our drivers are getting very good feedback while their driving the buses in the week."

The spokesman for Stagecoach said: "We will arrange cover for any bus drivers who are striking.

"Members of the pubic will be unaffected and they won't notice a difference in services, as was the case last Friday."

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