South Yorkshire bus strikes suspended as drivers agree new pay deal

Bus strikes in South Yorkshire have been suspended after drivers agreed a new pay deal.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 5:38 am

Drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham have called off industrial action after receiving a new pay offer from Stagecoach, the Unite union has said.

However, industrial action will continue in Sheffield.

The firm has a handful of services serving some parts of Doncaster. The majority of the town’s buses are operated by First.

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Stagecoach drivers in Barnsley and Rotherham have suspended strikes.

The action will be suspended from Wednesday.

Acas talks between Unite and Stagecoach will continue today with the focus of resolving the Sheffield dispute.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Unite’s Stagecoach members in Barnsley and Rotherham will suspend strike action from Wednesday and vote on the deal put forward by Stagecoach.

“Negotiations on behalf of our Stagecoach members in Sheffield are still ongoing and will continue. There will be no suspension of strike action in Sheffield until an offer is put forward that our members could find acceptable.”

Members voted for "indefinite all-out strike action" last month.