South Yorkshire bus strikes off as Stagecoach drivers secure ‘huge’ pay win

Bus strikes across South Yorkshire have been called off after more than 560 Stagecoach drivers voted to accept a ‘huge’ 10.7 per cent pay increase.

Friday, 14th January 2022, 4:50 pm

The pay deal, negotiated by Unite, the UK’s leading union, will see drivers pay increase by more than £1 an hour.

From May, drivers in Sheffield will see their hourly rate rise from £10.50 to £11.60, while drivers’ pay elsewhere will go from £10.80 to £11.91.Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a huge win for our members and shows what can be achieved when workers stand together in a union.

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The pay deal will see drivers pay increase by more than £1 an hour

“Unite now does exactly what it says on the trade union tin: fight to defend our members’ jobs, pay and conditions. The inflation busting pay rise at Stagecoache, as well as similar victories at other workplaces across the country, shows this approach is paying dividends for Unite members.”All strike action has now been cancelled and bus services will continue to run as normal.

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