Dorset drivers strike

Around 120 drivers at First’s Weymouth and Bridport depots are striking for five separate days, from 20 June-4 July, in a pay dispute. Unite claims that...

Do you have any Master Drivers on board?

NXWM recognises abilities and professionalism of its best drivers, generating some excellent results Delegates at last week’s Young Bus Managers Network conference were told how National...

The way to stay Hapi

Higher pay is a good start, but it isn’t the only way to attract new staff and retain existing ones. Oxford Bus Company has...

Employees benefits do count

I nearly fell off my chair in disbelief when I heard this question from David Amess, the veteran Conservative MP for Southend West: “Will...
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Coach operator support

Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
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First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
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Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...