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First Bus is a bus operator. Their routes can be found across the UK.

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Do First Bus pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at First Bus.

Public Transport Providers who pay breaks include CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and Transport for Wales.

Last updated 3 February 2023

How we know this

Based on 85 job reviews from people who work at First Bus.

87% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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What people are saying about sick pay at First Bus

  • Best thing

    Driving, Meeting people, Learning new routes and buses

    Worst thing

    Work hours, Stress, abusive passengers and no toilet breaks between routes

    8.6

    First Bus Bus driver, August 2022

  • Best thing

    I get to drive around
    Meet some nice people
    Good colleagues
    Plenty of hours
    Nice bonus for working overtime
    Weekly pay

    Worst thing

    Its stressful
    Understaffed
    Long hours
    Short breaks
    Staggered shifts every week
    Allocated holiday and its hard to change
    Most buses don't have air con
    Abuse from passengers
    Not much time to complete routes
    Telematics make driving hard
    Days off are not ideal sometimes

    6.4

    First Bus PCV driver, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Variety, camaraderie with other drivers, being out and about

    Worst thing

    Low wages for high responsibilities. Long hours, unpaid breaks, unpaid link-time, and unpaid walking time. Harsh sickness policy. Shift working hours disrupting sleep and family patterns

    2.8

    First Bus Bus driver, July 2022

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