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Bus drivers threaten industrial action

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BUS drivers are threatening industrial action and calling for CT Plus' contract to be scrapped following an escalation in the dispute over their terms and conditions.

Just two weeks before the UK firm is due to take over the service, the Unite union yesterday issued a strongly worded statement calling for the contract to be rescinded and warning that all drivers were being balloted over action. The result of the ballot will be revealed on Friday.

And the union revealed that its members initially only agreed to sign their CT Plus contracts after stamping the documents 'under duress'. They claim they were then 'pressured' into signing new contracts without the stamp.

CT Plus said it would not comment as it was abiding by an agreement with the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service not to discuss the dispute.

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