Bus workers suspend strike action following new offer

Bus workers suspend strike action following new offer

21 November 2023

Stagecoach East Midlands workers at Mansfield and Worksop depots will be balloted on the new pay offer in a referendum.

The union suspended the 48 hour strike action planned for 27 November after Stagecoach produced an offer which if accepted would take bus drivers wages to £15 an hour.

It is worth 18.7% as part of a multi-year deal for all grades in the company with significant back pay and marks an improvement on previous offers made by the company.

RMT is recommending acceptance of the offer and the referendum will close on November 30.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “I congratulate our members on this show of industrial strength and determination which has significantly moved management.

”Strong organisation and being prepared to take significant stoppages over the coming few weeks has given our negotiators the leverage needed to achieve this new offer.

“Members themselves will now decide whether to accept this pay award.”


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