London bus drivers announce four days of strikes for June amid Arriva pay dispute

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  • June 6, 2023
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arts of London are set for bus “chaos” later this month when the capital is hit by a fresh wave of strikes by drivers locked in an ongoing dispute over pay.

Unite announced on Tuesday that more than 1,700 of its members employed in the capital by bus firm Arriva will walk out on June 20 and 21 and June 27 and 28 after voting to reject a seven per cent pay offer.

The strikes will predominantly affect routes in north and east London, with drivers striking from bus garages in Ash Grove, Barking, Clapton, Edmonton, Enfield, Palmers Green, Tottenham and Wood Green.

The union said further strikes will be called if the dispute is not resolved.

It claimed Arriva – owned by Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company of Germany – is effectively owned by the German government.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Arriva is an extremely wealthy company but it has got its priorities all wrong.

“It needs to be concentrating on paying its workers fairly rather than providing the German government with huge dividends.”

Arriva and TfL have been approached by the Standard for a comment.