Bus drivers, employed by Arriva Durham County Ltd, will be balloted this week on a revised pay offer.

Unite, Britain’s and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Tuesday 22 January) that its 650 drivers will be voting on the revised pay offer tomorrow (Wednesday 23 January) and Thursday (24 January). 

Unite regional officer Ray Sanderson said: “I can confirm that our members are being balloted on a revised pay offer tomorrow and Thursday, following three days of talks with management. The ballot result will be announced on Friday morning (25 January).

“We won’t be revealing the details of the revised offer until our members have a chance to consider and vote on the deal.”

Unite said that the 10 days of strike action by the bus drivers scheduled from 00:01 on 27 January until 23:59 on 5 February have not been suspended, as that depends on the outcome of the ballot.

The bus drivers are based at Darlington, Durham, Redcar, Stockton and Whitby.


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Unite is Britain’s and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.