Three days of strike action scheduled for this week involving over 2,000 bus drivers employed by Metroline have been called off after last minute talks produced an improved pay offer.

The workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, were due to begin strike action from tomorrow (Thursday 1 December). However, following talks brokered by the conciliation service Acas, Metroline made an improved pay offer.

As an act of good faith Unite agreed to suspend the planned action in order to ballot its members.

Unite regional officer Laura Johnson said: “Following last minute talks at Acas, the strikes scheduled for tomorrow have been suspended to allow our members to be balloted on the new offer.”

The seperate strike action involving bus drivers employed by Abellio in South and West London will go ahead as planned.

If the workers reject the latest offer then the remaining strikes scheduled for 8, 9, 15 and 16 December will go ahead as planned.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

North and West London facing seven days of December bus strikes due to low pay at Metroline

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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.