First Aberdeen bosses hope striking drivers will accept latest offer today

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Bosses at an Aberdeen bus firm have expressed their hope that a dispute with striking drivers will be concluded today.

First Bus made a last-ditch offer to drivers, leading to strike action being postponed in order for a ballot of union members to be held.

Members of Unite the Union had rejected a previous offer on Monday.

Now bosses have said they are hopeful this final offer will be accepted.

Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Aberdeen, said:

“First Aberdeen awaits the outcome of the latest ballot of our Unite the Union colleagues with interest.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience during this process.”

He added: “Services have been back running to a normal timetable on Wednesday and we are hopeful that this final offer will be voted for by our staff to bring an end to this dispute.”