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Bus Strikers Go On March Through Barnsley

Tuesday February 7 2012



This video by Union News speaks to Union reps to get their opinion on the bus strikes, which they have vowed to continue. The Union announced that drivers will be striking every two days now as the three-month dispute over pay escalates. They ask the people of Barnsley to support them by not using the buses on strike days.


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Reply Posted by Guest on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 12:22
Hahahahaa -- what a joke.  Offered £9.05 an hour and turns it down.

Union trying to say that Stagecoach is trying to bribe people with a £1 fare to go on buses, when in fact the TRUTH is that they charge a flat rate of £1 as the relief drivers do not know the area and instead of passengers trying to explian where they wish to go and work out the correct fare - it is made just a simple £1

Union also trying to say that the buses are running empty - well when they come INTO the interchange of cause most of them are going to be empty, try filming the buses and see how many people get off at the train station - or when they LEAVE the interchange full !!!

Union is calling drivers scabs - well a scab is quite usefull....
A scab is a hard crust that doesn't allow in any bacteria whilst the wound is allowed to heal

Barnsley drivers moaning that Sheffield drivers get paid more (Well for a start Barnsley drivers are left over from Yorkshire Traction and were taken on at Yorkshire Traction wages, Sheffield drivers are left over from Andrews and were taken on at Andrews wages)
If you are not happy then either transfer to th Sheffield depot -- Move to Sheffield where houses & rents are 50% more than Barnsley -- Or just shut up and do the job you are paid to do.

Reply Posted by The_grump on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 12:29
After the cameras had gone Fran Postlethwaite went back to her car drove past the bus station cursing at workers, job seekers students and the elderley for using busses BUSSES of all things
when her union have organised a strike, she thought they should walk or get a taxi or drive in this Cold weather.
 She called a man a scab who she saw was driving a bus because if he didn't he wouldn't be able to pay his mortgage this month or feed his kids.

She drove back to her snug little cottage, opened up her mail which included he secretary salary from the union, logged her hours for the time she spent on the picket line online and claimed back her fuel parking and food expenses for the day.

 Then she sat back and though of all the good she does in the world. 

Union reps use the term scab for anyone working regardless of circumstance when they choose to strike, well I have a couple of words for paid union workers that spend their days hanging around picket lines whilst getting paid. Can't decide on vultures or leaches though what do youthink?

Reply Posted by The_grump on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 12:31
Oh yeah Barnsley does'nt have a proud history of striking, they have a history of standing together only to be beaten down anyway. Unions - private businesses that profit from labour disputes.

Reply Posted by Inmyopinion on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 13:41
someone should recount how many strikers were there cause in total was 23 some came to march but not all were strikers from the company, after the strike it ended up at about 17 till 1230 just count them at the end of the vid, they even borrowed banners from other groups

Reply Posted by Guest 2 on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 14:59
You have no idea, and you cannot count... there were 93 strikers outside the depot gates, and all of these went down to the interchange to protest against the greed of a certain Mr Souter.   Learn you history, about this person, then you will realise how he got where he is today.  And as for the comments from a certain Guest... you have no idea what you are on about... I worked at Andrews, and the wages were not even anywhere near what stagecoach are paying the sheffield drivers now... so get your living in a dream world facts right!!!...   Keep striking Lads... you deserve £9:05 and the back pay too... then the this would be finished with... The public only read what the Chronicle puts down and not the actual nitty gritty facts...  Well Done Lads.. go for em!!!

Reply Posted by Guest 2 on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 14:59
You have no idea, and you cannot count... there were 93 strikers outside the depot gates, and all of these went down to the interchange to protest against the greed of a certain Mr Souter.   Learn you history, about this person, then you will realise how he got where he is today.  And as for the comments from a certain Guest... you have no idea what you are on about... I worked at Andrews, and the wages were not even anywhere near what stagecoach are paying the sheffield drivers now... so get your living in a dream world facts right!!!...   Keep striking Lads... you deserve £9:05 and the back pay too... then the this would be finished with... The public only read what the Chronicle puts down and not the actual nitty gritty facts...  Well Done Lads.. go for em!!!

Reply Posted by Buster on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 15:28
People reading these comments surely have the brains to realize that those anonymous people who use pseudonyms like "The Grump", "Inmyopinion", and "Guest", and appear to be over-the-top biased against the good, working class, local drivers of Barnsley, are likely to be company propagandists trying to sucker the public into a psychological war against the drivers.
 I'm also sure that many of the down to earth decent people of Barnsley are capable of supporting their own kind who are in a struggle against a powerful international company which thinks it can do what the hell it wants with our people.
We appreciate all the support from kind and understanding people, and we thank you very much.

Reply Posted by Buster on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 16:28
Nice language, brain of Britain.

Reply Posted by Buster on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 16:28
Nice language, brain of Britain.

Reply Posted by Inmyopinion on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 17:09
GO FOR UM LADS, ITS A JOKE THEY HAVE LOST MORE THAN WHAT THEY WOULD GET IN BACK PAY, AND AS FOR THE SHEFFIELD PAY ITS YOU WHO NEED TO CHECK THE FACTS, AND AGAIN LEARN TO COUNT THE GATES HAVE NEVER SEEN 93 DRIVERS ON STRIKE YET. THAT INCLUDES THE WIVES AND KIDS THAT SOME TOOK TO ON THE MARCH

Reply Posted by Buster on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 17:27
Ey'up. Lord Haw-Haw has popped his ugly treacherous head up again.
Oooh, look !  He's using capital letters, now.
Woweee !   He must be important, eh lads?
Either that, or using capital letters magically changes a crap argument into a good one.
Oo-er ! We'd better watch it,lads. He's getting clever.

Reply Posted by Buster on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 17:27
Ey'up. Lord Haw-Haw has popped his ugly treacherous head up again.
Oooh, look !  He's using capital letters, now.
Woweee !   He must be important, eh lads?
Either that, or using capital letters magically changes a crap argument into a good one.
Oo-er ! We'd better watch it,lads. He's getting clever.

Reply Posted by Buster on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 17:37
If this is true, is it different from the company bringing other drivers in from elsewhere?
Let's see, who started it, again?
 Naa- naa-ni-naa-naa.  : p

Reply Posted by Out of Work by Redundancy on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 21:46
I could do with the job - better that the dole.

Reply Posted by Manny 32001 on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 00:10
Actually its you who is the FxxxxxG JOKE,now go and lay down like a good scab

Reply Posted by Manny32001 on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 00:12
How many turned up for work? numbnuts!

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 08:25
Have you been to the office on Midland street and asked for an application form?

Reply Posted by Aught4aquietlife on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 08:36
ROFL. Somebody hand me the tissues.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 11:18
Correction. Unions = organizations formed to protect workers from abuse by employers, especially those employers that get so power crazy, and profit crazy, and so ambitious, that their managers and directors sell their souls for a fantasy, and lose touch with all that it means to be Human.
You can never get better than the Truth.
The more you try to twist and turn and deceive, then the more you can be convicted of in the long run.
All such "Servants Of Satan" do not have the moral intelligence to beat "The Servants Of All That Is Good And True", we are Barnsley's very own, Rock Steady Crew.

All that is phoney will crumble away,
The Rock Steady Crew will win the day.

: p

Reply Posted by The_grump on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 11:20
No Im not I'm the son of a miner grew up during the miners strike I've lived in Barnsley all my life and will comment on the issues that affect Barnsley on a public forum if I wish. I don't work for stagecoach either nor would I given the choice.

My opinion is clearly against the union and not the drivers, and also the audacity that people are expected to forgo public transport over a dispute that neither concerns or interests them.

Buster however seems to be spending an awful lot of time replying to almost any negative post against the strike, which makes me think he is probably posting on behalf of the union, espectially as he tries to give the impression of being an extremely intelligent, informed and erudite socialist. Hardly the same as the comments that were posted earlier on WAB in the dispute from some the Bus Drivers. 

He is none of the above, there is no reply to my previous post on the private business nature of unions these days only a comment showing his true colours on my comments on the miners strike "somebody hand me the tissues".  That's going to get all the ex miners on your side isn't it?

Reply Posted by The_grump on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 11:29
Why have you made a mess on your keyboard again slinging the wallpaper paste about whilst writing your hilarious replies using your diamond edged wit and Gargantuan Vocabulary

Reply Posted by The_grump on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 12:02
Oh really where does the 10 - 15 quid a month go then? Do union workers work for the warm feeling in their tummies that they get for calling people between a rock and a rock scabs?

Twist and deceive? I'm a third party observer who yet again sees the crappy nature of the majority of unions, who themselves are guilty of using propaganda at every opprotuinity to try to sway people to their cause.  I mean their deluded themselves the speakers in th above video show that. They'll stand side by side with the workers whilst the cameras are there and lie about the actual figures on the picket line. They knee jerk the strikes in and, will eventually make the drivers settle for less than they promised they would get them. They will probably put membership up next year (due to the evil corporations squeezing them) and write some rose tinted view of their astounding victory through rose tinted glasses for the socialist worker online.

People have asked for an official statement from both the drivers and the union on this very site time and again. I even asked Nicky the journalist personally to get a statement on one of these forums, so that third party people (like me) could get both sides of the dispute and make their own minds up.

Her reply was that she had tried and no one would, so what does that look like to people trying to form an opinion.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 12:31
1/. No I'm not....what?? You didn't complete the sentence.

2/. By voicing your opinion against the union you are automatically voicing your opinion against the drivers in the union.

3/. I interpret the bit about foregoing public transport to be about the request for a show of support by not using our buses on strike days. This lays bare your lack of understanding of the spirit and moral fiber of many of Barnsley's rock solid citizens, which I find surprising in someone who is supposed to be from a mining family that went through the miners strike.

4/.Yes, I spend a lot of time replying to almost any negative post against the strike. This is because I am a driver in the strike and this is my contribution,  opposing the cheap and nasty propaganda with the Truth.

5/.I'm not trying to give the impression of being an extremely intelligent, informed and erudite socialist. This is me. This is who I am.
I'm sorry if it shakes you to realize that we don't all fit the unsavoury and ignorant archetypical view that some of you choose to have of bus drivers but, I really am a bus driver.

6/. "on the private business nature of unions these days"?
You ramblings, below, tell me two things.
a/. You want to appear to have inside information.  e.g. :-
" She called a man a scab who she saw was driving a bus because if he
didn't he wouldn't be able to pay his mortgage this month or feed his
kids".
How would you know about a drivers personal life?
b/. You seem to have a personal axe to grind against unions and, possibly, against Fran Postlethwaite herself, judging by your vitriolic attack on her, below.
Do you want to talk about it?
Also, if you look beneath your two comments below, you will see the truth about the existence of unions.
If you want to learn something that will push back your barriers of ignorance on this subject, I suggest you study the story of The Tolpuddle Martyrs.

7/.Your last paragraph doesn't make much sense. You started rambling again.
As for the tissues, they are to wipe the tears from my eyes, I'm laughing so much.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 12:31
1/. No I'm not....what?? You didn't complete the sentence.

2/. By voicing your opinion against the union you are automatically voicing your opinion against the drivers in the union.

3/. I interpret the bit about foregoing public transport to be about the request for a show of support by not using our buses on strike days. This lays bare your lack of understanding of the spirit and moral fiber of many of Barnsley's rock solid citizens, which I find surprising in someone who is supposed to be from a mining family that went through the miners strike.

4/.Yes, I spend a lot of time replying to almost any negative post against the strike. This is because I am a driver in the strike and this is my contribution,  opposing the cheap and nasty propaganda with the Truth.

5/.I'm not trying to give the impression of being an extremely intelligent, informed and erudite socialist. This is me. This is who I am.
I'm sorry if it shakes you to realize that we don't all fit the unsavoury and ignorant archetypical view that some of you choose to have of bus drivers but, I really am a bus driver.

6/. "on the private business nature of unions these days"?
You ramblings, below, tell me two things.
a/. You want to appear to have inside information.  e.g. :-
" She called a man a scab who she saw was driving a bus because if he
didn't he wouldn't be able to pay his mortgage this month or feed his
kids".
How would you know about a drivers personal life?
b/. You seem to have a personal axe to grind against unions and, possibly, against Fran Postlethwaite herself, judging by your vitriolic attack on her, below.
Do you want to talk about it?
Also, if you look beneath your two comments below, you will see the truth about the existence of unions.
If you want to learn something that will push back your barriers of ignorance on this subject, I suggest you study the story of The Tolpuddle Martyrs.

7/.Your last paragraph doesn't make much sense. You started rambling again.
As for the tissues, they are to wipe the tears from my eyes, I'm laughing so much.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 13:07
The absolute Truth about my interest in all this is that I am a bus driver, in the union, that is on strike with his workmates in a dispute with Stagecoach.
Please tell me the absolute Truth about your interest in all this, and please don't try to waffle.
A "third party observer", as you call yourself, does not get so emotionally involved unless they either have, a very personal axe to grind, or some hidden vested interest in the outcome of this strike.
It is plain for all who read these comments to see that there is more to your argument than you are telling us.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 13:08
Let me enlighten your apparent ignorance.
ROFL is common-usage text abbreviation for Rolling On Floor Laughing, which is the state I've been ending up in after reading your heavily biased comments.
You remind me of the Iraqi Information Minister who continued to deny the Truth that American soldiers were in Iraq, right up to the point of a G.I. turning his microphone off !!

Reply Posted by The_grump on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 13:40
Point 1. Clearly No I'm not in response the the line I MUST be a bus company propgandist, who's making assumptions again?

Point 2. Fair enough if you will be so callous as to  use an us vs everyone attitude then there is no wonder you are struggling to garner any support outside your union.

Point 3. Are you comparing your strike to the miners strike? And by the way I am still yet to receive an answer as to what you expect people that are reliant on busses to do on strike days should they all decide your case is the same as the treatement of miners in the 80s.

Point4. Isn't the video above Union propaganda? Why don't you appear on the next video and give us a true statement from a bus driver?

Point 5. I said you WEREN'T an extremely intelligent, informed and erudite socialist. I stand by that.

Point 6
 a:- I was speaking hypothetically, however how do you know that a "scab driver isn't taking the wage because he is suffering financial hardship?

 b:- the vitriolic attack on Fran Postlethwaite was more on her ignorance and assumption that the people of Barnsley have a proud history of striking. Yeah for all the good it did the miners. Why would people jump up to support any old strike when we are still living with results the biggest labour dispute of recent times, of which striking had very little impact on the outcomes? She's a buffoon, and yet again is asking people not to use busses :- people rely on them, schools, hospital appointments, work, college, job club, all these are destinations on strike days, what are they supposed to do? No doubt she is also earning a wage whilst on the picket line, the drivers aren't.

It's me whose laughing now, do you actually compare modern trade unions to the tolpuddle martyrs? As far as my limited knowedge goes, they were workers (not private union secretaries) that were protesting against wage cuts, I don't think they charged any membership fee and certainly didn't ship in cameras and union reps to bolster support.

I'm not actually against the trade unions in principal just the fact that today they are more like a private industry than the powerhouses they used to be, hence the ebb in memberships in recent years. They are also pretty toothless these days.

Point 7 :-  it is a ramble but it does make sense.

Have a look at this and see what you think http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23964971-union-leaders-branded-fat-cats.do

Reply Posted by The_grump on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 14:13
Where was the question on ROFL? I asked no question on the acronym, just wondering why you needed the tissues handing over. Also what am I in denial about?

You keep calling everyone else heavily biased that has an opinion against yours, so is your opinion and view the only one that matters?

Reply Posted by The_grump on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 14:23
Again answering a question I did not ask. Do you have voices in your head?

The absolute Truth? I often comment on WAB threads it's a little hobby of mine as I'm interested in current affairs in Barnsley. Also you intially commented on my posts not the other way around I didn't ask you to, but I love an argument so can continue this all day

You comment on me making assumptions but you seem to be doing an awful lot of that yourself, I wouldn't apply for that detective job just yet I don't think you'd cut it.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 16:30
1/. Thank you for telling us what the words "No I'm not" referred to.

 2/. Where is the "callous...us vs everyone attitude"?

3/. I haven't compared this strike to the miners strike but, I have expressed surprise that someone from that era lacks an understanding of moral warfare.

4/.All sorts of news items can be seen as propaganda in one way or another.
My comments on here ARE true statements from a bus driver.

5/. Of course. It was these two statements that just made it read that way, especially the second qualifying statement.
"he is probably posting on behalf of the union,"
"Hardly the same as the comments that were posted earlier on WAB in the dispute from some the Bus Drivers."
I can see now that they don't mean the same as they originally meant, in the original context. You should express yourself better.

6/.
 a/. I know drivers who are in that position, and can you see anywhere where I have spoken out against them? Now who's making assumptions?

b/. There is something, somewhere in this section that tells me this is where your personal axe to grind lies but, only you know exactly what it is.
Buses are kept running on important routes like schools, hospitals and wherever else is classed as a priority route using supervisory staff, managers, and outside labour.

No, it is not the same today as in the days of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Metamorphosis has taken place. The original situations have evolved.

There are three factors at work as far as I can see.
Workers needing a way to survive from birth to death.
Businesses wanting to make money, commerce, trade.
Lawmakers trying to find a fair balance.

If the correct balance is found, then everything can run along ticket y-boo, like a well tuned car.
The problems occur when any imbalance comes into the equation.

In the days of the Tolpuddle Martyrs the balance was heavily on the side of the business people, and the workers got a raw deal.
Hence, the creation of a union of workers to protect themselves.
Over a period of time, the pendulum swung to the other side.
In modern times, the balance was distinctly and heavily on the side of the unions, the problems peaking in the early 1970s with such infamous characters as "Red Ken" popping up and putting a spanner in the works, bringing places like British-Leyland to a standstill.
This in turn caused a backlash from both the business world and the Home Office who were concerned about national security.
The result was a business and Intelligence led revolution to take back the country, with Maggie Thatcher at the helm, all with a very nasty streak of spite involved.

The problem today is that things may have gone too far. The baby may have been thrown out with the bathwater, meaning that the British spirit, which put us on top of the world in the 1960s with the 1966 world cup, pop culture, fashion culture, and even Euro-vision winners, etc., that spirit now seems to be broken. We seem to be a nation of zombies enslaved to serve the mechanics of the economy.
We are back to square one but, in a more subtle and insidious form of slavery.

I, personally, do not think Humans were born to serve money or someone else's  ego. Money is a tool for us to use, not a god.
To me, quality of life and freedom are important. If someone tries to make me bow down and worship a false god, whether it be an economical system, their particular philosophy of life, or simply their overlarge ego, then I will rebel against that.

This strike at Stagecoach, in my opinion, is a huge amount of dissatisfaction, at being treated like a mindless zombie workforce,  being pushed too far by egotistical, ambitious, overlords squeezing out every last drop of value in  the pursuit of god knows what. All this is manifesting itself, or, rationalizing itself, as a strike for more pay which you see, today.

The unions, well, however overpaid their executives may be, if they are the only people we've got to help us then that's the way it is.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 17:05
You certainly picked the right pseudonym, pal.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 17:05
You certainly picked the right pseudonym, pal.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 17:21
You seem to be stuck on comments needing to be asked for first, like some kind of pathetic game. You are getting boring now.
 At first I thought you might be an interesting person but, I was wrong.
 Come on. Let's see how long it takes to spit back at me in your sad little game.
I won't be replying though. I'll just leave you to fester in your sad little world, festering about whatever gripe you have about the good work unions do in this god-forsaken place.
P.S. I call people biased if they rant about the strike action like a Judas, without rational explanation, not because they have an opinion against mine. Also what's that crap about denial??? No, don't answer that. Just fester away.
See ya.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 17:30
Where have you escaped from? Is there a reward for your return? Strikers could do with the extra cash.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 17:30
Where have you escaped from? Is there a reward for your return? Strikers could do with the extra cash.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 17:36
"Why have you made a mess on your keyboard again" Ring any bells? Admittedly they would need to be very loud bells to get through that density.
If you were trying to hilariously insinuate something else then perhaps you shouldn't measure other people by your own low standards.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:08
I have to admit that I agree with you about one thing.
You are right about your limited knowledge.
re:-
"As far as my limited knowedge goes"

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:16
God bless the unions, and that includes Fran Postlethwaite.
Thank you for your help, Fran.
xx

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:16
God bless the unions, and that includes Fran Postlethwaite.
Thank you for your help, Fran.
xx

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:16
God bless the unions, and that includes Fran Postlethwaite.
Thank you for your help, Fran.
xx

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:17
Take no notice of misery guts below, Fran. We love you.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:17
Take no notice of misery guts below, Fran. We love you.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:17
Take no notice of misery guts below, Fran. We love you.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:46
May I suggest another one. How about "Mr Haemaroid"? If you feel this one suits you better then feel free to use it.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:46
May I suggest another one. How about "Mr Haemaroid"? If you feel this one suits you better then feel free to use it.

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 18:46
May I suggest another one. How about "Mr Haemaroid"? If you feel this one suits you better then feel free to use it.

Reply Posted by Kathcoulbeck on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 21:21
not being funny the only people losing out on this is the students and works tryin to get a bus to collage or to work 

Reply Posted by Buster on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 22:16
I definitely know that many drivers feel sorry for the innocent people caught up in this and we were hoping to avoid such inconvenience to them. The company management could have avoided this action by honest, humane discussions instead of resorting to take-it-or-lose-it preplanned strategies. In fact they have outsmarted themselves by taking to these strategies too early and digging themselves into a hole. They have completely lost the human touch and rely too much on systems and strategies. This kind of unfeeling, cold -blooded attitude over a period of time has triggered the current response from the drivers who have their self-respect to defend. Many feel they have been walked all over too much and for too long, just like some of you who now feel like helpless victims and feel you are not being respected properly. This is big business for you. Cold, hard, and systematic usury. The ball is in the company's court. Can they find their Human side or not?

Reply Posted by Guy on Thursday February 9 2012 at 11:46
 maybe you do...  everyone else doesn't

Reply Posted by Guy on Thursday February 9 2012 at 11:46
 maybe you do...  everyone else doesn't

Reply Posted by Guy on Thursday February 9 2012 at 11:49
 This BUSTER tosser just seems to have far too much time on his hands.

If he is what he says he is "a bus driver" then get doing your job what you are paid to do then STFU

Reply Posted by Guest on Thursday February 9 2012 at 11:52
Arrrr Manny you are name slinging there a little, so that just make you look like a FxxxxxG JOKE  --- Ok, I will get on with my job I am paid to do... along with claiming my FREE £20 of Stagecoach shares every month just like every other Stagecoach employee

Reply Posted by Guest on Thursday February 9 2012 at 11:52
Arrrr Manny you are name slinging there a little, so that just make you look like a FxxxxxG JOKE  --- Ok, I will get on with my job I am paid to do... along with claiming my FREE £20 of Stagecoach shares every month just like every other Stagecoach employee

Reply Posted by Buster on Thursday February 9 2012 at 17:47
Calm down dear, you can't dictate what other people have to do with their time. Oh, and by the way, don't keep pestering me. I'm not gay, sweety. xx

Reply Posted by Aught4aquietlife on Thursday February 9 2012 at 17:51
Everyone ???
I don't believe everyone is heartless.

Reply Posted by Buster on Thursday February 9 2012 at 18:01
No, not every other Stagecoach employee has been suckered into that trap. Many have kept their integrity and freedom instead of selling out.

Reply Posted by Imogen on Friday February 10 2012 at 15:13
pathetic all of it..they need sacking end of

Reply Posted by Imogen on Friday February 10 2012 at 15:16
no i read what a driver put and they said it had not at all to do with money it was to do with safety...that was bullshit its all to with money.

Reply Posted by stand in driver on Friday February 10 2012 at 18:12
I would like to thank all my passengers that used the number 11 service over the last 4 strike days it was great to meet so many friendly people.  You all take care. Your stand-in bus driver.      

Reply Posted by Buster on Saturday February 11 2012 at 09:57
Nice try.

Reply Posted by Steven Townend on Saturday February 11 2012 at 17:55
Does the level of your ass kissing never stop

Reply Posted by Buster on Saturday February 11 2012 at 19:17
Look, Steve, he's even given 
HIMSELF 1Like. Sad.

Reply Posted by Steven Townend on Saturday February 11 2012 at 20:02
Do you know what F**** me off Buster is this piece of pondlife doesnt really care 2 hoots about any of the passengers he's just doing what the company has told him too do get the public on our side make the drivers look bad and not the company. Just like this £1 fare BS thats just another ploy too get them on board, if he thought so much about the public then why not give the public a £1 fare 365 days of the year, it kills them too let the public travel for this fare. Just keep fighting guys & girls not everyone is against you.

Reply Posted by Buster on Sunday February 12 2012 at 11:18
Ha. ha. Who's that that's given me 1 Like?

Reply Posted by Buster on Sunday February 12 2012 at 11:22
You don't need to tell me, Steve. 

Reply Posted by Buster on Monday February 13 2012 at 09:29
Don't let it poison you. Stay sweet. Nice name,by the way.

Reply Posted by The_grump on Friday February 17 2012 at 12:12
Not been on here for a while, Buster hows the job hunting going?

Reply Posted by The_grump on Friday February 17 2012 at 12:12
Not been on here for a while, Buster hows the job hunting going?

Reply Posted by Buster on Friday February 17 2012 at 23:51
You wish. 
The news is that Stagecoach improved their offer, just a bit of polishing up and ironing out of wrinkles that the drivers weren't happy about. A lump sum in lieu of back pay, plus the full £9.05 an hour, plus no strings attached.
We had a vote today, Friday 17/2/2012, and it was accepted.
The result total of those who voted at Barnsley and Rawmarsh depots was :-  251 for, and only 35 against.
The strike is over. Job done. No need for me to watch on here anymore. I'm off to spend the money the union has helped us to get. Thank you Unite.
Well, see ya, then. You can have your playground back now. Byeee. LOL.

Reply Posted by Buster on Saturday February 18 2012 at 00:05
To the public,
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very, very much to all those who supported us. We DO genuinely appreciate it. I've been on the buses for donkeys years around here and I know there are some very nice people about. Again, thank you.

Reply Posted by Buster on Saturday February 18 2012 at 00:48
So fake. Propaganda. Not from the heart. PMSL