Metroline London bus drivers in pay win

Metroline London bus drivers secure 11 per cent pay increase

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Industrial action involving over 2,000 Metroline bus drivers in London (working for the subsidiary Metroline Travel Ltd) has been called off after the workers accepted a greatly improved pay offer.

The workers have accepted an 11 per cent pay increase with a 10 per cent increase on back pay.

As a result of the workers accepting the improved offer the planned strike action for later this month has been called off.

The 11 per cent increase is a significant improvement on the four per cent increase the drivers were originally offered by Metroline.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said, “This is a significant victory for our members at Metroline who by standing together and being prepared to take industrial action have secured a greatly improved pay offer.

“This pay deal exemplifies how Unite’s commitment to always prioritise the jobs, pay and conditions of its members is delivering noteworthy financial dividends.”

Unite regional officer Laura Johnson added, “From the outset Unite members were aware that Metroline could afford a better pay rise than it was offering and once our members announced strike action, fresh negotiations were held and an improved offer was made.”

By Barckley Sumner