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Newcastle EA and Protected Action Ballot Update

May 6, 2022Uncategorized

Protected Industrial Action started on Wednesday with an indefinite ban on wearing uniforms, with members instead being encouraged to wear their union gear for the duration of the action. From these pictures on Tram & Bus Express, they did not disappoint!

Making ourselves visible in this way is a great show of strength to Keolis Downer; an important signal that we’ll be sticking it out together as we fight for fair wages and conditions.

On Thursday, members also stopped attending the office for any reason indefinitely, with the exemption of attending on matters of safety.

As a result of the action, negotiations are now restarting with KD. All current actions that are taking place will still continue indefinitely while negotiations progress.

Keep it up, and keep yourselves strong!

In the Media

Our industrial action featured in the Newcastle Herald, which you can read by clicking on the title below.

Newcastle bus drivers to ditch company uniform as a call for ‘fair wages’ from Keolis Downer