Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Ltd drivers set to strike

Bus drivers in Greater Manchester are set to go on strike in a row over pay. Drivers who work for Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Ltd (GMAT) – the company which provides Ring and Ride bus services for elderly and disabled passengers – have voted to walk-out for a week. 

Qualifying passengers can book Ring and Ride accessible minibus to take themselves and an accompanying adult, from their home to a destination up to six miles away in Greater Manchester, says the Bury Times.

They can travel further for hospital appointments and to the nearest town centre if needs be.

A single fare starts at just £1.10 per trip, and are available from 8am until well after 10pm, seven days a week. But now Ring and Ride’s 7,000 users will face disruption for a week.

Staff will not get behind the wheel from July 1 to July 7, according to Unite.


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