Planned strike action by engineers working for Go North East, due to begin next week, have been suspended at the eleventh hour.

The 150 engineers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, were due to begin a week-long strike on Monday 19 December. The industrial action would have caused considerable disruption to the bus network throughout the region.

However following last minute talks at the conciliation service Acas, Go North East made an improved pay offer. As an act of good faith Unite, suspended the strike action in order to ballot its members on the improved offer.

Unite regional officer Dave Telford said: “Following last minute talks at Acas an improved offer was made and as a result Unite has suspended its industrial action in order to allow its members to be balloted on the offer.”


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