Behind The Wheel

Information for Transportation Union members

88 Jobs Cut As FirstGroup Axes Routes

TRANSPORT giant FirstGroup is to drive out of East Lothian, axing services and closing depots in a move which puts almost 90 jobs under threat. In a statement, the firm said the operations had “not been viable for a number of years” despite efforts to reverse the decline and attract more passengers in an “increasingly competitive market”.  The planned cuts will slice about one fifth out of First Scotland East operation. In 2014 the company scrapped services between Queensferry and Edinburgh just days before the launch of a competing service by Stagecoach East Scotland. The decision was said to have been prompted by “high operating costs and increasing competition”. Read more>>


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