Bus strikes in Sheffield by Stagecoach drivers will be suspended from Thursday (13 January) after a new pay offer was put forward in talks today (11 January), Unite, the UK’s leading union, said.

The offer means that all Stagecoach bus strikes affecting South Yorkshire will have been suspended by Thursday, after a separate offer was put to drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham yesterday (10 January). The Barnsley and Rotherham will be suspended from tomorrow. 

Drivers in Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham will now vote on the deals put forward by Stagecoach, with the result of the ballots expected early next week.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Stagecoach bus services across Sheffield will resume as normal from Thursday. Following an improved offer from Stagecoach today, our members in Sheffield will now decide whether it meets their expectations.

“A vote is also being held by drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham, after Stagecoach tabled a separate offer yesterday, with services for those areas resuming tomorrow. Unite will be making no further comment until each of the votes are finalised.”

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