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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 August, 2004, 09:00 GMT 10:00 UK
Deal puts buses back on the road
First Bus
Buses have started running again after the three-week strike.
Buses operated by First in South Yorkshire are back on the road after drivers reached a deal with the firm.

It has emerged that drivers have been offered 30p an hour backdated to April of this year, and a further 30p an hour from April next year.

The breakthrough came at a meeting on Monday where an agreement was reached between the TGWU and First to end the three-week stoppage over pay.

Drivers will be balloted on the revised offer on Thursday.

The drivers began their strike on 20 July during a dispute focusing on pay and conditions.

First's commercial director Brandon Jones confirmed that negotiations were successful but urged passengers to be patient while the service gets back to normal.




SEE ALSO:
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Drivers reject latest pay offer
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23 Jul 04  |  South Yorkshire
New pay offer in bus strike row
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