First Aberdeen and Unite avert strike

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First Aberdeen has agreed a new deal with union officials to settle an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. The result is the ending of the possibility of strike action by bus drivers at First Aberdeen in the lead-up to Christmas.

The potential action was centred around First’s plans to remove some of the drivers’ overtime entitlements. However, a joint statement has been issued saying there was a satisfactory conclusion to talks between the two parties.

First Aberdeen operations director, Duncan Cameron, said: “I’m pleased that following positive talks we have reached a satisfactory conclusion for both parties.” 

Unite branch secretary Mike Flinn, added: “We look forward to maintaining a working partnership going forward.”