To All Stagecoach South West Bus members in Exeter, Torquay & Barnstable

Our Ref: B/0001/SSW(ETB)

10th October 2017


Dear Colleagues

ALL STRIKE ACTION IS SUSPENDED

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST (EXETER, TORQUAY & BARNSTABLE)

Further to my dated 29th September 2017, in which I advised you of strike action dates, I write to advise you that new pay proposals have been tabled by management following intense negotiations.

After careful consideration and noting this development, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend the planned industrial action. The union will now conduct a referendum on the new proposals and in the coming days you will receive full details of these proposals which will include a voting paper.

Therefore, all the strike action which was due to start on Friday 13th October, Tuesday 17th October and Monday 30th October 2017 has been suspended. You are instructed to work as normal on those days.

This shows what can be achieved when members stand together. It is a tribute to your solidarity that the union was able to force Stagecoach South West back round the negotiating table.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary