DRIVERS at Go North East's depot in Chester-le-Street are on the brink of taking industrial action over plans to shut the depot down, potentially causing chaos and disruption across the region.

In just a few weeks' time, we're due to find out what the next steps are as concerns over the company's plans to relocate staff with a compensatory package to neighbouring depots continues to grow.

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But the public can't really blame the drivers for fighting for something they believe in, especially when many will be relocated away from a place they have worked all their lives.

Drivers say they are concerned about the cost of relocation, impact on their family and social lives, the "break-up" of one big family and the loss of the historic site. Others say they will likely have to leave the company.

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Whether Go North East's decision is right or wrong, these drivers clearly feel they must have their voice heard and they're doing exactly that - even if it means putting themselves in the firing line of what could soon be a LOT of disgruntled commuters. 


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