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London bus drivers’ strike suspended after improved offer

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A deliberate strike by bus drivers in London on Monday has been suspended following an improved pay offer.

Members of Unite employed by London United, a subsidiary of French firm RATP, have taken a sequence of strikes in latest weeks.

Unite stated Monday’s walkout has been suspended in order that particulars of the revised offer may be finalised.

The union’s regional officer Michelle Braveboy stated: “If the offer is agreed by members, future industrial motion shall be known as off.

“From the very starting of this dispute, Unite has all the time been clear that these issues may and needs to be resolved by negotiation.”

The strike would have affected 53 routes throughout south and west London.

Unite stated if the offer is rejected by the drivers, strike motion scheduled for May 6 and seven will go forward.