Arriva bus strike to be suspended as act of ‘good faith’ by union

The bus strike affecting Arriva’s services across Yorkshire, including Castleford, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Selby and Wakefield,  will be suspended from Friday, July 15 "as an act of good faith."

By Leanne Clarke
Wednesday, 13th July 2022, 3:41 pm

All out strike action, involving members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, resumed today after members rejected the company’s latest pay offer.

However, following the resumption of the industrial action, Unite has received assurances from senior managers at Arriva that a new substantial offer, which could be sufficient to resolve the dispute, was being prepared.

Negotiations will begin on Friday.

All out strike action, involving members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, resumed today after members rejected the company’s latest pay offer.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “As an act of good faith Unite will suspend strike action from this Friday.

"This should give sufficient space and time for a new offer to be negotiated.”

A spokesperson for Arriva said: "We can confirm that Unite have agreed to suspend strike action across Yorkshire whilst we return to talks on a pay offer for Yorkshire members.

"Services will operate as normal from Friday July 15 and any further strike action will have 14 days’ notice."