A pay increase of one pence per hour is "nothing more than a kick in the teeth to our hard-working members who keep the North West moving every day", says union GMB.
Commuter Chaos looks set to continue after GMB and Unite members today rejected Arriva’s one pence per hour pay offer.
Arriva staff in the North West rejected the new deal by a huge majority in two separate ballots, both counted in Liverpool this morning.
Eddie Parker, GMB Organiser, said:
The dispute has already seen the North West grind to a halt during several days of industrial action.
A further nine strike days will now go ahead in December.
Arriva made a profit of £25million last year and payments to the highest paid director totalled £4.4 million.