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 First awarded a 13% increase to Bristol drivers but is only offering 2.3% in Weymouth and Bridport.

First Dorset says it has “been in discussions with Unite for several months in a bid to reach a negotiated pay settlement. However, despite an offer of resolution with ACAS, the offer made by First Dorset has not been taken up by Unite.”