First Aberdeen bus driver strike talks with Acas held

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Talks aimed at resolving an ongoing Aberdeen bus driver strike have been held with the conciliation service Acas.

Members of the Unite union at First Aberdeen have been taking part in stoppages over proposed changes to their contracts.

A meeting involving the company, Unite and Acas broke up at about 20:00 but talks will resume on Thursday.

An indefinite strike is being threatened for Friday.

'Regret inconvenience'

First Aberdeen operations director David Phillips said: "First Aberdeen confirm that after a day of collective conciliation talks with our Unite the Union colleagues along with a representative from ACAS, that all parties have agreed to adjourn for the evening, gather our thoughts and meet up again in the morning to resume talks."

Graham Gavin, convenor of Unite at First Bus Aberdeen, said: "The bus drivers at First Aberdeen regret any inconvenience to the public and businesses in Aberdeen caused by the strike.

"We are going to collective conciliation which we suggested weeks ago."