About 900 bus drivers in South Yorkshire will suspend two 24 hour strikes after a new pay offer was made today (Monday 22 July), Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said.

Unite said that its members, employed by First South Yorkshire Limited, have suspended two 24 hour strikes scheduled for Saturday 27 July and Saturday 3 August, while the drivers vote on the offer on Tuesday 30 July.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “We held further talks with the management today and an improved offer was made which we will now be balloting our members on. We are recommending that they accept this new package.

“As a result, the two strikes on the successive Saturdays have been suspended and our members will be working normally.

“We won’t be revealing the terms of the offer until our members have had an opportunity to consider and vote on it.”  


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065
Email: shaun.noble@unitetheunion.org

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