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Exeter Coach strike suspended after union members offered new deal

Credit: ITV West Country

Hundreds of bus workers in Devon are set to suspend upcoming strike action after management tabled new pay proposals.

The strike action was due to start on Friday 13th October, Tuesday 17th October and Monday 30th October 2017 but has been suspended.

The RMT union has instructed its members to work as normal on those days.

After careful consideration and noting this development, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend the planned industrial action. The union will now conduct a referendum on the new proposals in the coming days.

This shows yet again what can be achieved when trade union members stand together. It is a tribute to our members that the union has been able to make Stagecoach South West come back to the table with an improved offer.

– Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary

Hundreds of Devon bus workers set to strike over pay and conditions

The strike will involve drivers, cleaners and engineers. Credit: ITV West Country

Hundreds of Stagecoach bus workers in Devon are set to stage a series of strikes in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Members of the RMT Union based at the Exeter, Torquay and Barnstaple garages intend to hold a 24-hour walk out on three separate days in October.

If it goes ahead the first strike will be on Friday, October 13, with another on October 17 and a third on October 30, all running for 24 hours from 4am.

The strikes will involve drivers, cleaners and engineers.

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