Phil Medlicott, Managing Director for Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "We have continued to work hard to deliver a fair pay increase for our people which will also ensure the long-term sustainability of the bus network for our local communities.
"Following further talks with Unite, we have put forward above-inflation pay proposals which the union has agreed to take to a vote of its members this week and we expect a decision by Friday afternoon.
"In the meantime, in view of the latest developments and as a gesture of goodwill, we would urge the union to suspend its strike action planned to start this weekend. We would advise customers to consider alternative travel arrangements in the event the strikes go ahead.
Our website will be kept regularly updated with the latest information.
"Our people play a key role in supporting their communities and we remain 100% committed to reaching an agreement with the union as Stagecoach has done at depots elsewhere across the country including locally in Chesterfield."