Bus drivers in Norfolk set to go on a 24-hour walkout

Bus drivers to go on strike Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Bus drivers to go on strike Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Bus drivers in Norfolk have vowed to take stage a 24-hour walkout over a continuing dispute about pay and working conditions.

Transport union RMT confirmed its members working at Stagecoach buses in Norfolk, which includes Norfolk Green, will be forming picket lines on November 24.

According to a Stagecoach spokesman another revised pay offer has recently been put on the table which is still being considered by the union but, for now, the strike it still set to go ahead.

The spokesman added they had a plan in place to ensure they could operate a full service.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: 'Our members on Stagecoach buses in Norfolk have delivered a massive mandate for action and now is the time to take a stand to address the fundamental issues of pay and workplace justice.

'RMT's demands are simple – we want fair pay and real improvements to working conditions and our members have shown that they are united and solid in the fight to secure those fair and affordable objectives.

'The union remains available for further talks.'

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A spokeswoman for Stagecoach said: 'We have made a revised pay offer to employees which we believe is a very good offer. We are disappointed that this planned strike action has been announced by the union. However, we understand the union is discussing the latest offer with its members.'