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Leeds bus strike cancelled for pay talks

Unite members have been involved in a series of strikes Credit: ITV news

Bus workers who have taken part in a series of strikes in Leeds have called off their next walkout so that pay talks can take place.

Members of the Unite union were on the picket line today in an ongoing dispute with First West Yorkshire.

But a six-hour stoppage due for Monday has been suspended so that talks can take place either on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The 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.

Unite won’t be commenting again until next week’s talks have concluded.

– Unite regional officer Phil Bown