The long running bus strike affecting Arriva in West Yorkshire has been suspended to allow members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, to be balloted on a new pay offer.

The 650 bus workers involved in the dispute will return to work on Saturday 2 July.

The strike was nearing the end of its fourth week, when Arriva made an improved offer to Unite. In an act of goodwill Unite has suspended the strike action to allow its members to be balloted on the offer.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Arriva has come forward with an offer which our members will now be balloted on. While the ballot is being undertaken and as an act of goodwill Unite has suspended its strike action.”

If the offer is rejected by the members then strike action will resume.


Notes to editors:

Yorkshire bus passengers face severe disruption as Arriva workers announce extensive strike action over `pitiful’ pay

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.

Email: [email protected]

Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.