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Stagecoach and Unite and confirm positive pay discussions held today

10 Jan 2022



  • Planned industrial action in Barnsley and Rawmarsh suspended by Unite from Wednesday 12th January  
  • Flexibility on both sides has resulted in agreement on new pay offer
  • New improved pay proposals to be put to vote with strong union recommendation to accept  
  • Further talks planned with aim of reaching agreement on deal for Ecclesfield and Holbrook depots

Stagecoach Yorkshire has welcomed positive talks today (10 January 2022) with trade union Unite, supported by the arbitration service ACAS, which have resulted in planned industrial action being suspended in Barnsley and Rawmarsh from Wednesday 12th January.  

Stagecoach and Unite have jointly reached agreement on a new pay deal covering employees at Rawmarsh and Barnsley depots.  The new deal is to be put forward for employees to vote on, with a strong union recommendation to accept. 

In a joint statement, Phil Medlicott, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire and Phil Bown of Unite, said: “We’re pleased to have held positive talks today, supported by the arbitration service ACAS.

"The flexibility shown by all sides means we have jointly reached agreement on a new proposed pay deal for employees at Barnsley and Rawmarsh. It means that the strike action affecting services from Rawmarsh and Barnsley has been suspended, which is great news for local communities. 


"Stagecoach and Unite will return to talks tomorrow at ACAS with a view to reaching an agreement on a new pay deal for employees at Ecclesfield and Holbrook depots."