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North west busy trike day 10 - GMB ready to talk

29 Jul 2022
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GMB Union is ready to negotiate to end the North West bus strike when Arriva bosses are ready to compromise, the union has said. 

More than 1,800 Bus drivers across the North West are set to walk out again today [29 July 2022] in what would be day ten of the strike over pay. 

Arriva bosses called union in for talks yesterday, only to reconfirm the pay offer members had already turned down – rather than make any kind of improved offer to try and end the strike. 

Robert Marnell, GMB Organiser, said: 

“GMB stands ready to talk when all parties are ready to get round the table and compromise – otherwise it’s a complete waste of time. 

"These workers are struggling to make ends meet – Arriva needs to recognise that and make them an offer that helps them cope with the cost of living crisis. 

“You can bet your bottom dollar Arriva bosses are doing ok, yet the people who kept the company going through the pandemic are desperate. It’s not right. 

“It’s up to them to get back round the table and stop this disruption for people across the North West.”

 
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