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  1. Published on: 05/12/2017 12:26 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been called off.




    Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off
    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on the Thursday 7th December has been called off.



    Further negotiations to take place.
    Regrettably, the unions have called further strikes dates in December on 12th, 13th 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2017.
    No planned Arriva bus services in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire on strike days
    Arriva customers with pre-paid Arriva tickets travelling in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire will be able to use them on the Merseyrail and Northern rail networks.
    Arriva tickets will be accepted on Stagecoach Quality Network Routes.
    No changes to services operated by Arriva Buses Wales.


    Arriva North West buses confirms that the planned 24 hour industrial action for Tuesday 12th December will go ahead. No planned Arriva bus services will operate within Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire (except for services running out of the Chester depot 1, 1A, 15, 15A, DB1, DB2, DB4, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 10, 10A, 82 and services coming into Chester from Wrexham and Rhyl which will run as normal.). We will be providing updates throughout the strike day on our social media channels.

    We are pleased to announce that customers with Arriva pre-paid tickets (i.e. Weekly, Annual, Student etc. excluding SOLO) travelling in Merseyside will be able to use them on the Merseyrail network and throughout the North West on corresponding routes with Northern Rail, for details of network and times please visit Merseyrail or Northern Rail. Also all Arriva tickets will be accepted on Stagecoach Quality Network Routes in Merseyside – Services 10A, 14, 53, 82, 86, 471 and 472 for details of times and other bus services visit Merseytravel.

    Regrettably, the unions have called further strikes dates throughout December on the 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

    Arriva North West want to wholeheartedly apologise to our customers who will be affected by this industrial action.

    For any specific questions regarding your local bus service please contact customer services on 0344 800 44 11.



    Phil Stone, MD for Arriva North West, said: “We are pleased to see the trade unions have announced they have called off Thursday’s proposed industrial action. It is now the responsibility of us all to ensure we approach new negotiations in an open manner to get this dispute resolved.

    “We do not want to see further disruption to Arriva passengers, staff and local businesses in the run up to Christmas.”

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  3. ausard2 says:06/12/2017 04:25 AM
    Weak management, they said they were on strike on that day.
    Fine the buses would be sat in garage, the drivers are loosing
    money. TOUGH.
    So are the businesses in town who actually work for a living
    with no guarantees of an income. You give these people a pay
    rise, it's Joe public who will pay it. Get to grips please.


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