Bus strikes Leeds: Bus strikes to be suspended from Tuesday in Leeds
First Bus drivers of the West Yorkshire branch announced that they will take regular industrial action over the company’s denial of returning the date of new pay rises from October back to April.
The indefinite strikes began on Sunday June 18 causing many services to be affected – with timetables altered.
The drivers who are members of Unite, a campaigning union that fights for employees in the workplace, agreed during the pandemic to change their anniversary pay date to October to help the company financially.
However, the strikes are due to be suspended from Tuesday, the Yorkshire Post has been told.
Andrew Cullen, Managing Director of First North & West Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to have agreed a pay settlement and that Unite has postponed its industrial action immediately.
“Unite is committed to put this recommended offer to its members in a ballot on Thursday 29 June.
“Our team is now focused on preparing for a return to full services across our Leeds network from tomorrow (Tuesday 20 June).
“We would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding since Sunday and will provide further information later today.”