Bus drivers lose tribunal cases - union insists ‘dispute is still live’



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An employment tribunal has ruled that bus drivers who had the terms of their contracts altered were not unfairly dismissed.

A panel of Douglas Stewart, Peter Murcott and Fiona Robinson heard evidence over three days last month, and on Thursday reached a majority decision, with Mr Murcott dissenting.

The long-running dispute came to a head when drivers were dismissed and then offered their jobs back with reduced terms and conditions, including the loss of paid lunch breaks.


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