More than 2,000 bus workers on strike today in Liverpool

More than 2,000 bus drivers working for Arriva North West are today on strike over pay.

The Unite members will take further action on November 6, 8,13, 20 and 27 at depots in Birkenhead, Bolton, Bootle, Green Lane (Stoneycroft), Macclesfield, Runcorn, St. Helens, Speke, Southport, Winsford and Wythenshaw.

Unite regional officer John Boughton said: “It is very disappointing that talks broke down last week, especially given that  Arriva is owned by the German transport giant Deutsche Bahn AG and has huge financial resources.

“The workers are fed up with this continuing diet of inadequate pay offers when the company makes handsome profits, yet our members struggle to make ends meet as wages lag behind rising inflation.

“We appreciate that these strikes will cause disruption to the travelling public, but the ball is very much in the company’s court. They have the financial clout to settle this dispute at the stroke of a pen.”

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