End to Stagecoach strike

STAGECOACH bus drivers at Rawmarsh and Barnsley have called off any further action after agreeing a pay deal with their company.

Drivers who are members of the Unite trade union started industrial action last November over an imposed pay rate of £8.74 per hour.

After 12 days of strike action, a ballot took place on Friday when drivers voted overwhelmingly to accept an improved pay offer of an hourly rate of £9.05 plus back pay.

Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director Paul Lynch said: “We are pleased that the union has accepted our latest offer. we now look forward to getting on with what we do best - providing high quality bus services for people in Yorkshire”.