TfL announces issues updates on buses strikes across South London

London bus drivers were set to go on strike for three days next week, but they have now been suspended. 

The strikes were set to take place from May 16 until May 18 but will now not take place following talks. 

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37 services were expected to be disrupted across South London, with Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham, and Brixton as well as small parts of Surrey all to be affected.

The strikes were planned as Arriva bus drivers dispute over pay with the company and would have involved over 1,000 drivers who are members of the Unite Union. 

London bus strike is now suspended. (Canva)

Previously the Director of Buses at TfL Louise Cheeseman had said that TfL was urging Arriva and Unite to find a solution, which it seems they now have with the announcement of the suspension. 

If the strikes were to take place there was concern that it would cause serious disruption to travelers and cause chaos across the capital. 

But now as talks continue, the strikes have been suspended and will no longer take place.

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