Thursday’s bus strike is OFFDecember 5, 2017 11:02 am
Revealed: Which Liverpool bus services are going to go – May 2017
Merseytravel has revealed what buses will be axed in Liverpool – and there are some new services too.
The transport body has been reviewing bus services across the region.
Bus drivers in Liverpool vote for industrial action – Sept 2017
Driver and engineers at Stagecoach’s Gillmoss depot have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.
And drivers and engineers at Arriva in the North West are also being polled over industrial action after they rejected a pay offer from the company.
Arriva and Stagecoach bus drivers set for THREE DAYS of strikes – Oct 2017
Bus passengers across Merseyside face three days of chaos this month after workers at Arriva and Stagecoach revealed they would strike at the same time.
Unless the dispute is resolved, most Liverpool buses won’t run on those days. In the wider region, Stagecoach buses would still run in Wirral and Cheshire, but many Arriva buses would face cancellation.
NO Arriva bus services will run in Merseyside tomorrow as drivers go on strike – Oct 2017
No Arriva bus services will operate in Merseyside tomorrow as drivers go out on strike.
Union Unite has called Arriva’s pay offer “pitiful” but Arriva insists it is offering a “fair pay deal”.
Now Arriva says there will be “no planned Arriva services in Merseyside” either tomorrow or on the next two planned strike days – next Monday and the following Monday.
Bus strike is Arriva bosses’ fault say union – Nov 2017
Union leaders have blamed bus giant Arriva for tomorrow’s bus strike – saying the company has “snatched defeat from the jaws of victory”.
There will be no Arriva bus services in Merseyside tomorrow as drivers and engineer at 11 depots across the North West walk out in a row over pay.
The GMB union has warned of traffic chaos on the region’s roads when services stop, while Unite says Arriva could have resolved the dispute at last-ditch talks yesterday.
Hundreds of pupils miss school during Arriva bus strike – Nov 2017
Hundreds of students did not go into school today across Merseyside because of the Arriva bus strike .
The total number of pupils who missed a day of classes is not known, but several schools had said it would seriously hit their attendance.
One Liverpool head said her school alone had seen more than two hundred students not make it in today after bus drivers walked out.
Sally Beevers, head of Broadgreen International School, said: “It’s had a significant effect on attendance, which is significantly lower than it would normally be.
“Children are dependent on buses in the community we serve. They come from families where they don’t have a lot of backup. They might not have cars.”
Arriva bus strike should be called off say business leaders – Oct 2017
Business bosses have urged union leaders and Arriva to start talks to end the pay row that has caused two bus strikes so far.
All Arriva buses in Merseyside were cancelled yesterday as drivers and engineers from unions Unite and the GMB staged a 24-hour walkout.
Another strike is scheduled for next Monday – when the buses will be even busier as schools will be back after half-term.
Unions say Arriva’s below-inflation pay offer of between 1.6% and 2.6% means an effective pay cut for members. But Arriva insists the pay deal is fair.
Liverpool train and bus workers set to strike ON THE SAME DAY – Oct 2017
Arriva bus drivers are set to strike on the SAME day as workers on Merseyrail and Northern Rail in a move that could bring Merseyside to a standstill.
Drivers and engineers at Arriva across the North West were due to go on strike on Monday in a dispute over pay.
But now unions Unite and the GMB have confirmed four more strike days – including Wednesday, November 8, when the RMT has already confirmed its members will strike in their row over removing guards from trains.
What the public are saying about Liverpool’s rail and bus strike ON THE SAME DAY – Nov 2017
ECHO readers are split in their opinion about the double strike day on the railway and buses set for next month.
Unions Unite and GMB have announced a series of new strike dates for their members on Arriva buses– including November 8, when RMT members on Merseyrail and Northern Rail are also walking out.
Arriva drivers will also be striking this coming Monday and are set to strike on every Monday, as well as on Wednesday, November 8, unless a pay deal can be agreed.
Scouse people power means 82 bus route could be changed BACK before Christmas – Nov 2017
A campaign by passengers against the diversion of a popular Liverpool bus route could pay dividends before Christmas.
In September the 82 bus route heading into town was diverted to run through the Baltic Triangle instead of past Lewis’s.
Arriva bus strikes next week are ON – including double strike day – Nov 2017
Arriva bus drivers WILL be going out on strike for two days next week – meaning Wednesday’s double strike chaos is set to go ahead.
Engineers and drivers at 11 Arriva depots in the North West have already held two days of strike action in a row over pay.
FIVE more days of action are due to be held this month, including strikes on Monday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 8.
Should you work from HOME to avoid the bus and train strikes? – Nov 2017
Arriva bus strike is ON after last-ditch pay talks fail – Nov 2017
Tomorrow’s bus strike is ON after more last-minute pay talks failed – and commuters will have to deal with a rail strike too.
Drivers and engineers at depots across Merseyside will walk out after union leaders and Arriva bosses failed to reach a deal.
One union leader blamed Arriva for the ongoing dispute, saying the company was being “intransigent”.
Joe Anderson publicly backs bus strikes but says rail action is “unreasonable” – Nov 2017
Mayor Joe Anderson has publicly backed striking bus drivers – but said that the union behind ongoing rail strikes in Merseyside are being “unreasonable.”
Public transport across Merseyside has been turned on its head today as two major disputes – affecting buses and trains – have clashed, with strike action on both networks taking place.
‘Angry’ Arriva drivers WILL be striking again on Monday – Nov 2017
Arriva bus drivers will be striking AGAIN on Monday – and union leaders say workers are “angry” the company isn’t listening to them.
Engineers and drivers at 11 North West Arriva depots have held several strikes in their row over pay.
Dan Carden visits picket line to support Arriva bus strike – Nov 2017
Walton MP Dan Carden has visited an Arriva bus picket line this morning to show his support for striking bus drivers.
The unions say workers deserve an above-inflation pay rise. Arriva insists it is offering a “fair deal”.
This is how much bus drivers in Liverpool get paid – Nov 2017
Thousands of commuters across Merseyside rely on them to get around the city every day – but how much do bus drivers actually earn?
Pay talks broke down last week and now more than 2,000 drivers and engineers at depots across the North West will walk out on Thursday.
But the company says its pay and conditions are “the best in the North West” for the bus industry and that the union must restart talks and call off the strikes.
Arriva drivers confirm NINE December strike days that will cause Christmas chaos – Nov 2017
Arriva bus drivers look set to strike on NINE days in December – including a FOUR-DAY strike leading right up to Christmas Eve.
Christmas bus strike threat ‘could force bosses to table’ – Nov 2017
A union leader says the dramatic announcement of NINE days of December strike action could be the only way to force “intransigent” bosses around the table.
The striking workers say they deserve an above-inflation pay increase and say they want to negotiate rather than inconveniencing customers.
Teachers fear Arriva bus strikes put children’s safety and school attendance at risk – Nov 2017
Pupil safety and school attendance is being put at risk by ongoing bus strikes in the city – according to a group of head teachers.
Attendances at some schools are believed to have dropped to as low as 60% on some strike days – prompting those in charge of education in Liverpool to call for an immediate end to the bitter pay dispute.
The ECHO understands that the Liverpool Association of Secondary Headteachers is writing to both Arriva and the GMB and UNITE unions about the impact of the strikes on youngsters in the city.
Arriva bus strikes WILL go ahead after last minute crisis talks fail over ‘bitter’ pay row – Nov 2017
Monday’s Arriva bus strike WILL go ahead after crisis talks between trade unions and the company ended without a deal.
Officials from Arriva and from unions Unite and the GMB met this lunchtime to see if they could thrash out a deal.
Unite says the company upped its offer by just 1p an hour – 2p less than it wanted. And while members will be balloted over Arriva’s offer, union leaders expect the deal will be rejected.
Politician tells striking bus drivers to let passengers on for FREE – Nov 2017
Arriva bus strike: Drivers voting again on latest pay offer – Nov 2017
Arriva bus drivers are voting today on whether to accept a pay offer that could end the bitter pay dispute – but they look set to reject the deal.
Members of Unite and the GMB have already held several days of strike action in their battle for a pay rise.
Another ten days of action are scheduled, starting next Monday and including a FOUR-DAY strike leading up to Christmas Eve.
Arriva upped its offer to drivers last week by a penny an hour – a rise described as “insulting” by union leaders.
Arriva bus drivers will NOT strike on Derby Day – and bus giant says unions caused the confusion – Nov 2017
Bus drivers will NOT now be striking on Merseyside Derby day – and Arriva has blamed trade unions for confusion over whether or not the strike was moving.
That day is when Liverpool play Everton at Anfield.
Union DENY Merseyside derby bus strike and slam Arriva for spreading ‘fake news’ – Nov 2017
Trade union Unite says Arriva bus drivers are NOT striking on Merseyside Derby day – and has slammed Arriva for spreading “false news” that the strike had been rescheduled.
But Unite, whose members are striking alongside GMB members at Arriva depots across Merseyside, have now denied that action has been moved.
Police called to ‘assault’ at Arriva bus depot during strike – Nov 2017
Police were called to the picket line at the Arriva bus depot in Birkenhead today after a report of an assault.
Arriva drivers across Merseyside are out on strike today in the latest round of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Unions Unite and the GMB want a higher pay rise for their members but Arriva has insisted it is offering a fair deal.
A police spokesperson said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that officers attended at a bus depot in Birkenhead following an allegation of assault this morning, Monday 27 November.
Arriva bus strike deal is further away than ever, says union – Nov 2017
The Arriva buses dispute that is set to cause NINE more strike days in December is getting even more bitter, one of the unions involved has warned.
No more talks are planned to resolved the pay row, which has already seen several walkouts by Arriva drivers across the North West.
Unions Unite and the GMB want a pay rise that will help members’ pay keep up with inflation. But Arriva insists it is offering a “fair and competitive pay rise” and has urged the unions to get back to talks.
Liverpool airport calls for end to Arriva bus strikes – Nov 2017
The airport says the ongoing strikes give a bad impression of the region and that the bus company and unions must resolve their dispute.
Arriva drivers have already held several days of strike action in an increasingly bitter row over pay. Nine days of action are scheduled for December – including next Monday and Thursday.
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