Bus strikes in Barnsley and Rotherham by Stagecoach drivers will be suspended from Wednesday (12 January) after a new pay offer was put forward in talks today (10 January). 

Unite, the UK’s leading union, said the offer, made during talks mediated by the conciliation service Acas, only applies to staff in depots in Barnsley and Rotherham.

All out strike action will continue amongst Stagecoach’s Sheffield staff until an acceptable offer is put forward by the company.

Acas talks between Unite and Stagecoach will continue tomorrow (11 January) with the sole focus of resolving the Sheffield dispute.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Unite’s Stagecoach members in Barnsley and Rotherham will suspend strike action from Wednesday and vote on the deal put forward by Stagecoach. We will be making no further comment until the vote is finalised.

“Negotiations on behalf of our Stagecoach members in Sheffield are still ongoing however and will continue tomorrow. There will be no suspension of strike action in Sheffield until an offer is put forward that our members could find acceptable.”

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.