TfL: London bus strikes suspended - Unite members consider new pay offer

Four days of London bus strikes in June have been suspended.
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Industrial action by bus drivers is suspended while union members consider a new pay offer.

Unite members at Arriva garages in London were due to walk out on June 20-21 and 27-28.

The action by 1,700 drivers would have impacted 46 routes operating out of garages in Ash Grove, Barking, Clapton, Edmonton, Enfield, Palmers Green, Tottenham and Wood Green.

A spokesperson for Arriva UK Bus said on Tuesday morning (June 13): “At this time, please be advised that any industrial action is currently suspended whilst Unite ballot the members on a new offer.”

Unite confirmed that, following extended pay talks on Monday (June 12), Arriva made an improved pay offer. The industrial action has been suspended while the drivers are balloted it.

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, Unite says it will announce fresh industrial action.