Here is why there will be no Arriva buses across Halifax and Dewsbury today

Arriva Yorkshire has had to cancel all its bus services across West Yorkshire because of indefinite strike action starting today.

By sarah fitton
Monday, 6th June 2022, 9:45 am
Updated Monday, 6th June 2022, 9:47 am

Arriva will not be operating bus services in Halifax, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton, Batley, Castleford, Pontefract, Bradford, Leeds, Ossett, Morley, Rothwell, South Elmsall, Hemsworth, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Selby, York or Goole until the strike is over.

The indefinite action involves bus drivers and engineers who are members of Unite and based at depots in Castleford, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Selby and Wakefield.

Unite claims that Arriva’s "low pay" across Yorkshire means bus workers are struggling to make ends meet amid the cost of living crisis.

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Arriva buses are cancelled until the strike action is over

Gavin Peace, Area Operations Director for Arriva North East and Yorkshire, said: “We are extremely disappointed that Unite are pressing ahead with strike action for an indefinite period across services in Yorkshire.

"There is simply no justification for this action which will seriously inconvenience communities across Yorkshire, including students travelling for their GCSE exams."