No bus stops - for now

IPSWICH Buses' drivers are now unlikely to take strike action after further talks with managers over new shifts.An unofficial ballot of drivers who are members of the Transport Union showed an overwhelming majority were in favour of an official ballot on industrial action.

IPSWICH Buses' drivers are now unlikely to take strike action after further talks with managers over new shifts.

An unofficial ballot of drivers who are members of the Transport Union showed an overwhelming majority were in favour of an official ballot on industrial action.

However after talks with bus company bosses and engineers from Ipswich council about the new road system in the town centre, the threat of a full ballot has been lifted . . . for now.

"It wouldn't be right to say everyone is happy now, but we are talking about the issues our drivers were concerned about and we are hopeful that it will all be sorted out," said managing director Malcolm Robson.

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