Bus drivers call off strike after pay agreement

A strike planned by Stagecoach drivers this week in Chichester and Bognor Regis has been called off.

A ballot fell in favour of accepting a pay offer for drivers and back office staff at the weekend.

Drivers in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas were set to strike tomorrow (Tuesday, July 26), Thursday, July 28, and Saturday, July 30, but it was called off after the Unite union reached an agreement.

An employee who did not want to be named said there was to be a protest march through the streets of Chichester on Thursday.

Management at the bus company said services would not have been affected as drivers from other areas would have been brought in to cover.