Possible strike action at Arriva Buses Wales

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Drivers are considering strike action over fears jobs could be lost at the Arriva Buses Wales’ Dolgellau depot in Gwynedd.

Union representatives told The Cambrian News there is a possibility of staff redundancies, with job losses initially thought to be 10, but now around three.

Arriva services may also be lost as it is claimed the firm does not plan to re-tender for services in Gwynedd. Drivers may strike in an argument over their level of pay.

Talks have been held in Llandudno, where representatives said drivers were unhappy with a final pay offer of 2.7% this year and 2.65% for 2012 to 2013.

Unite, which represents around 100 drivers and other staff at Aberystwyth and Dolgellau said they are unhappy about the final offer. Tony Brady, of Unite, said: “We’ll be balloting our members, but we are unhappy about the offer and hope it is rejected. We wanted a 12-month deal, not a two-year deal, and if they do reject this offer, we will then be balloting members.”