Arriva North East: Planned Industrial Action
(08/01/2019, 12:32)upt50k Wrote: Noted that arriva using Garnetts garage at Tindale as a starting point as there are no pockets there
Supposedly staff were attempting to stop any buses leaving Darlington depot yesterday.

Timetables have been updated again for the southern part of the network including journeys now operating on services 1/X1, 3, 8, X3, X4, X21 plus X93 now going to Scarborough with additional journeys on some services: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/f...471df8d158

Allegedly, service 12 is running every 2 hours
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(07/01/2019, 21:55)Adrian Wrote: I suppose its always difficult to gauge how many are going to scab on the day and go to work, but I do think the communication could have been better once service levels were known. It has been appalling from Customer Services for the past number of weeks now, but I guess they can only put out what the depots and/or Doxford are telling them.

That's a very political word but then you have form for it.

(07/01/2019, 17:59)James101 Wrote: Aside from the obvious PR issues charging fares during a strike would cause; Perhaps technically the case they have no option but to run for free as these strike timetables unregistered with the Traffic Commissioner, therefore not able to be fare-taking services? 

I don’t really know the rules around these situations.

(08/01/2019, 13:03)Jimmi Wrote: Supposedly staff were attempting to stop any buses leaving Darlington depot yesterday.

Timetables have been updated again for the southern part of the network including journeys now operating on services 1/X1, 3, 8, X3, X4, X21 plus X93 now going to Scarborough with additional journeys on some services: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/f...471df8d158

Allegedly, service 12 is running every 2 hours

Yes its seems that's why Redcar buses were running in Darlington as militants there were trying to deny peoples right to work.
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The previous owner of 8168 is driving on EDC routes. I would have assumed a manager would have covered school routes as I was told before they only have 10 School drivers on hand but with them on strike you wouldn't have thought 'standard' drivers would be driving school routes.
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A few of the drivers I've seen look to be very young. Guessing at newer drivers still on a probationary period?
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(09/01/2019, 09:00)Cock Robin Wrote: That's a very political word but then you have form for it.


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New ten-day strike announced by Arriva bus drivers
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...s-drivers/
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The pay can't be that bad if they can afford to forego another 10 days.
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(07/01/2019, 21:19)S830OFT Wrote: Don't get why they are operating it but advertising it isn't running.

(12/01/2019, 11:18)Cock Robin Wrote: The pay can't be that bad if they can afford to forego another 10 days.

Exactly!

This feels like a raid led by the Union.
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Service 7 and 15 in Stockton have been confirmed to be running today.
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They are paid an amount each day by the union, I've heard somewhere between £30 and £50 a day. Someone even said £75 a day but that would be more than than most would get for a normal shift!
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Arriva Belmont are using Enviro 400s on their 4 routes with services 43 and 56 interworking with 7518/20/7521. Also looks like the 49A is using a Sapphire Decker aswell. The 64 hasn't showed up in Durham so I don't know the allocation but likely 7523 or 7539. All these services have managers driving with a 'Woman Conductor' assisting each manager with directions.

Does anybody know what Stockton/Redcar/Whitby have allocated?
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(09/01/2019, 09:34)S830OFT Wrote: The previous owner of 8168 is driving on EDC routes. I would have assumed a manager would have covered school routes as I was told before they only have 10 School drivers on hand but with them on strike you wouldn't have thought 'standard' drivers would be driving school routes.

There's no ranking between scholars and standard drivers, it's just a list on paper so the right drivers can be assigned to the right duties. Neither is superior.

The managers will have enough on their plates without having to learn a non-standard route, hence drivers with route knowledge doing it.
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(12/01/2019, 17:40)S830OFT Wrote: Arriva Belmont are using Enviro 400s on their 4 routes with services 43 and 56 interworking with 7518/20/7521. Also looks like the 49A is using a Sapphire Decker aswell. The 64 hasn't showed up in Durham so I don't know the allocation but likely 7523 or 7539. All these services have managers driving with a 'Woman Conductor' assisting each manager with directions.

Does anybody know what Stockton/Redcar/Whitby have allocated?

Saw one X93 between Whitby and Scarborough. Also saw a 95.
Nowt unusual to report allocation wise.
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(12/01/2019, 17:40)S830OFT Wrote: Arriva Belmont are using Enviro 400s on their 4 routes with services 43 and 56 interworking with 7518/20/7521. Also looks like the 49A is using a Sapphire Decker aswell. The 64 hasn't showed up in Durham so I don't know the allocation but likely 7523 or 7539. All these services have managers driving with a 'Woman Conductor' assisting each manager with directions.

Does anybody know what Stockton/Redcar/Whitby have allocated?

I wasn't down the bus station long but the 63s and 64As I saw were all 63 branded Pulsars. Don't think the 5 or 28/28A were running.
During the week for Redcar/Whitby I saw Pulsars (incl 1440), Streetlites, X93 deckers and a Temsa. 1563 was on a 5 Tuesday! Other 5s and 28/28As I saw (which were interworking) were all Stockton Pulsars incl Max ones.
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(12/01/2019, 17:40)S830OFT Wrote: Arriva Belmont are using Enviro 400s on their 4 routes with services 43 and 56 interworking with 7518/20/7521. Also looks like the 49A is using a Sapphire Decker aswell. The 64 hasn't showed up in Durham so I don't know the allocation but likely 7523 or 7539. All these services have managers driving with a 'Woman Conductor' assisting each manager with directions.

Does anybody know what Stockton/Redcar/Whitby have allocated?

64 has been 7418 for most of the strike.
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(14/01/2019, 02:06)BusLoverMum Wrote: 64 has been 7418 for most of the strike.

With pretty much the same driver, wonder if he got to choose what to take out.
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Anymore news on the strike from the 27th January?
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(20/01/2019, 18:06)Michael Wrote: Anymore news on the strike from the 27th January?

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...pay-offer/

Here's the latest update according to the Northern Echo.
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https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/l...4.45848814

Ten-day bus strike is off following settlement


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