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Strike threat by South Yorkshire bus drivers lifted as workers back new pay offer

A pay dispute by around 900 bus drivers in South Yorkshire has ended, lifting the threat of a further two 24 hour strikes, after workers at First South Yorkshire Limited voted to accept a revised pay offer Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Wednesday 31 July).

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Unite members have voted to accept the company’s revised pay offer. This lifts the threat of strike action and brings this dispute to a close.

“Our members have once again shown what can be achieved by standing together and that it pays to be a member of Unite.”

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For more information please contact the Unite press office on: 020 3371 2065

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

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