Unite Scotland can confirm today (26 October) that its members employed by Stagecoach West Scotland have accepted a 'significantly improved' pay offer bringing the dispute to an end.

Around 400 Unite members at Stagecoach West Scotland accepted the new pay offer following other divisions of the Stagecoach Group across Scotland including Fife, Highland, Perth and Strathtay. Unite members will now not be taking part in any strike action following the pay deal. 

Stagecoach West Scotland workers had previously backed taking strike action in the pay dispute by 92% in a 73.4% ballot turnout. The bus workers cover areas including Ardrossan, Ayr, Dumfries, Kilmarnock, and Stranraer.

Siobhan McCready, Unite industrial officer, said: “Unite members in Stagecoach West Scotland have accepted a significantly improved pay offer.  We’re satisfied that our members have got a fair and decent pay deal which is what we aspired to all along without the need for strike action. It shouldn’t have taken several pay offers to get to this point but this now brings the dispute to a close. The message is clear for workers in the bus industry. You can succeed in improving your terms and conditions at work, and you can get a fair pay rise from your employer by joining Unite.”