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Stagecoach strikes in Preston and South Ribble called off

Posted on - 28th June, 2019 - 3:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News, Transport
A Stagecoach bus
A Stagecoach bus

Strikes by bus drivers in Preston and South Ribble have been called off.

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Stagecoach Central Lancashire confirmed they had been informed of four strikes being cancelled.

Bus drivers began walking out in May in protests about pay.

Drivers rejected a 5.2 per cent pay rise over 24 months, wanting a 4.8 per cent rise over 12 months.

Unite the Union have organised a number of walk-outs with dozens of drivers joining the pickets opposite Preston Bus Station.

A spokesman for Stagecoach said: “The union has informed us of their decision to cancel strike action for Saturday 29th June as well as Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July.

“All routes and timetables will operate as normal.

“We advise customers to keep an eye out on social media and on the Stagecoach website for details about further potential strike action.”

Unite the Union say drivers have received an improved offer from Stagecoach.

Read more: Moment man brings Stagecoach bus to a standstill during strike action

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