A planned 24-hour strike by toll booth staff at both Severn Bridges this weekend has been suspended. The Unite union says it's taken the decision after a meeting with Severn River Crossing management today.
– Jeff Woods, Unite regional officer
Unite and the company have reached agreement on a range of issues, including those that initiated the vote in favour of industrial action. Further meetings are planned to develop these details.
Unite Union say that they are confident and close to reaching an agreement with Severn River Crossings.
After the talks this week, Unite have suspended industrial action that was due to be held on the 21st August.
Talks will continue Monday and the union are confident of reaching an agreement over new work patterns.
A spokesperson for the union says Severn River Crossings have withdrawn the proposed new shift patterns and Unite are confident they'll accept a proposal broadly based in line with their ideas.
Drivers using the Severn bridges are being warned by unions that they could face severe disruption from next week as toll booth workers threaten to go on strike.
An overtime ban and work-to-rule is due to start at six o clock next Tuesday morning. Strike action is being threatened next Friday 24th August, the start of the Bank Holiday weekend.
But both sides are hoping that fresh talks tomorrow could result in a settlement in the dispute over new shift patterns. Esyllt Carr reports.