Bus strikes involving 1,700 bus drivers employed by Arriva on North and East London bus routes have suspended planned strike action following an improved pay offer.


The drivers were due to stage walk outs on 20, 21, 27 and 28 June. However following extended pay talks on Monday (12 June) the employer made an improved pay offer. As a gesture of goodwill, Unite suspended the industrial action while the drivers are balloted on the offer.


Unite regional officer Steve Stockwell said: “From the outset Unite has been clear that Arriva could and should make an improved offer and that has proved to be the case.


“It is now up to our members to decide if the offer is sufficient to meet their expectations.”


If the pay offer is rejected then Unite will announce fresh industrial action.




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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.