Short wildcat strike on Preston buses

Bus drivers in Preston staged a 45 minute wildcat strike against management attacks on pay and conditions.

Submitted by Ed on June 15, 2008

At 1:30pm bus services in the town ground to a halt as about 35 drivers walked off the job today (14th June). One driver said: "It is about management stabbing us in the back. They have cut our conditions. We have lost a lot of money."

The drivers returned to their routes at around 2:15pm, saying the matter was now in the hands of the unions.

This action took place with the backdrop of the fuel protests in which 600 fuel tankers drove a 40mph along the M6, leading to delays affecting about 60 miles of road.