About 900 bus drivers in South Yorkshire have suspended their strike over pay due to have taken place on Monday (1 July), after constructive talks with bus bosses today (Wednesday 26 June), Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “We had constructive and meaningful talks with the management of First South Yorkshire Limited today.

“We will meet again on Monday when we will consider a number of options on pay. As a result, we have suspended the 24 hour strike scheduled for 1 July and our members will be working normally.

“While talks are progressing, we won’t be commenting further until those negotiations have concluded.”

The company runs services in Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham, as well as part of the Derbyshire Dales. Unite had already called off a strike due on Saturday (29 July) as a mark of respect for veterans wishing to travel to Armed Forces Day events across the region.

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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.