NatEx West Midlands drivers accept 16.2% pay rise

West Midlands bus strikes have ended after a ballot of more than 3,100 National Express West Midlands drivers vote in favour of accepting a one-year 16.2% pay increase.

The offer also includes improvements to the drivers’ accident pay and hourly rates for working over the Christmas holidays. National Express has also guaranteed to implement new terms and conditions that were agreed with trade union Unite in November last year, a key sticking point in the dispute.

More than 200 National Express engineers voted last week to accept a separate pay deal. Unite also ensured that around 250 admin staff will also benefit from this deal.

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