Bus strikes scheduled for tomorrow (Monday 26 April) have been suspended following an eleventh hour improved pay offer.

Strikes suspended

Bus drivers employed by London United, a subsidiary of French company RATP, based at seven depots in South and West London have been involved in a series of strikes in a dispute over pay.

The strike action has been suspended so that details of the revised offer can be finalised. Once the offer is finalised members of the Unite union, who have been involved in the industrial action, will be balloted on the proposed pay deal.

Improved offer

Unite regional officer Michelle Braveboy said: “The revised offer made by RATP is a positive development and therefore strike action has been suspended to finalise the deal.

 “If the offer is agreed by members, future industrial action will be called off.

 “From the very beginning of this dispute Unite has always been clear that these matters could and should be resolved through negotiation.”

If the offer is rejected by the drivers then strike action already scheduled for Friday 6 May and Saturday 7 May, will go ahead as planned.


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