Tracy Scholes, 57, of Britain, was one of the first women to drive a bus in Greater Manchester 34 years ago. But last month, the bosses of the Go North West Limited bus company thanked Tracy, who felt she was no longer good enough to drive their vehicles safely.
The union gave Tracy another role in the company, but with fewer hours and less pay, it would cause her “financial difficulties”. Tracy received her 12-week notice after being rejected for the new post, and has now appealed against the decision, according to the Manchester Evening News.
In the days following the publication of his story, the driver received support, including from British celebrities. “I would not have expected such a thing,” he said. “People I Don’t Know Contact Me”
Tracy’s colleagues have started a petition to retain her job: she now has over 1,700 signatures! “This is a complex matter and the appeal process is ongoing,” a Go North West spokesman said. “Therefore, we are not in a position to comment further at this stage.”
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