The initial days of strike action involving drivers employed by Newbury and District Bus Company have been suspended following an improved pay offer by the company.

This means that the strikes scheduled for today (Friday 7 July) and Monday 10 July will not go ahead as the members are balloted on the revised offer.

Unite regional co-ordinating officer Scott Kemp said: “Unite was clear from the outset that the employer could make an improved offer and this has proved to be the case. It is now for our members to decide if what is on the table meets their expectations.”

If the offer is rejected the strikes scheduled for 14, 19, 20 and 21 July will go ahead as planned.


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