Monday’s Leeds bus strike cancelled


Monday’s Leeds bus strike has been cancelled so that pay talks with First West Yorkshire can take place.

More than 1,000 bus workers at the Bramley and Hunslet Park depots in Leeds were striking today (Friday), but Unite union said this afternoon the six-hour stoppage due on Monday has been suspended so that talks can take place either on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Today’s strike will continue as planned until 2am.

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said:

“Management has been in touch today to say that they now wish to enter into meaningful pay negotiations which will take place under the auspices of the conciliation service, Acas.

“As a result, the six-hour strike on Monday has been suspended.

“Unite will be entering into these talks in a positive and constructive fashion to seek a fair settlement for our members which would avoid any further industrial action causing inconvenience to the travelling public of Leeds.”

The pay dispute sparked two 24-hour strikes last month.


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