BUS drivers went back to work at 4 pm today after striking for most of the day.
The unannounced action started at 9 am, causing disruption around the Island. The dedicated school bus service was maintained, however.
It is understood that drivers had for some time been upset over alleged poor management, a disappointing pay rise and being the front line for complaints from the public about the overcrowded service. It is also understood that today’s action was connected with the suspension of a colleague and the procedures surrounding it.
Both the Mybus network services and school buses will operate as normal tomorrow.
Bus operator Connex claimed that the industrial action broke the Island’s Employment Law.
• Union official Nick Corbel talks to drivers Bob Geddes, Jim McCartan and Darren Waugh. Picture by Tony Pike (00611666)