Arriva North West bus strike suspended after company meets drivers’ demands

If GMB Union members accept the deal offered by Arriva, the strike will be officially over.

The Arriva North West bus strike has been suspended after the company met drivers’ demands.

Bosses today tabled a new deal of £15 per hour or an 11.1% pay increase.

Industrial action will now be suspended while GMB members vote on the new deal. The result is expected on Friday 19 August 2022.

George Patterson, GMB Organiser, said, “After weeks of unnecessary industrial action, Arriva bosses have finally come back with an offer that meets GMB members expectations.

“Industrial action will now be suspended while members vote on this new deal.

“If they accept, the strike will be officially over.”

Arriva North West issued a statement stating that all parties had come to an agreement on an ‘unprecedented pay deal’ for Arriva North West drivers.

That statement read, “Following a meeting today, in which the agreement was reached, Unions will now take this recommended offer to our colleagues.

“Furthermore, it has also been agreed that industrial action across Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside will be suspended from 3am on Thursday 18th August and all parties will now work together to progress the pay offer.

“Arriva would like to thank our customers across the North West region, for your continued patience in recent weeks, during the extremely challenging Strike period. Timetable and Journey information, for Arriva North West services returning on Thursday 18 August can be found online at  and via the Arriva journey planning.”

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