WAY FORWARD AGREED WITH UNITE UNION FOR PAY DEAL COVERING STAGECOACH EMPLOYEES IN SHEFFIELD
- Flexibility on both sides has resulted in agreement on a way forward for pay
- New improved pay proposals to be put to employee vote
- Deal follows agreement yesterday covering employees at Barnsley and Rawmarsh depots
Stagecoach Yorkshire has welcomed further positive talks with Unite today (11 January 2022), where agreement has been made on a way forward for pay covering employees at its Sheffield depots - Ecclesfield and Holbrook. The agreement with Unite means that all strike action impacting services from these depots will be suspended from Thursday 13 January.
Employees at Ecclesfield and Holbrook will be given the opportunity to decide tomorrow (Wednesday 12 January) on which of two new proposed pay deals they would like to take forward to a formal ballot, which will then take place at the end of the week.
It follows the agreement of a new pay deal on Monday with Unite covering employees at Rawmarsh and Barnsley depots, which will also be put to an employee vote.
Phil Medlicott, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We’re pleased to have held constructive talks today with Unite, which has resulted in us reaching agreement on a way forward on future pay for our employees at Ecclesfield and Holbrook depots.
“We have been working tirelessly to agree a deal so that we can get services restored for customers. We hope that the efforts that have been made over the last couple of days by both sides will result in a full settlement.”