Over 1,600 London United bus drivers get 10% pay rise, union says

A bus driver and passenger wear protective masks while traveling by bus through the City of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 20 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A British workers’ union said it had won a 10% pay rise for 1,600 bus drivers at transport company London United after a four-day strike last month that led to new discussions with the employer.

“It was a tough win. By standing together and carrying out a strike, our members have ensured that they will receive a significantly improved pay rise,” said Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham. The union also said the workers were initially offered a 3.6% pay rise.

Unite said it had agreed to have the 10% paid from September 3, with back pay of 9% from December 4, 2021 to September 2, 2022 also guaranteed.

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Reporting by Muvija M, editing by Louise Heavens

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