As a gesture of goodwill, industrial action has been suspended until workers have voted on the new offer, says GMB Union.
Sunderland bus drivers have suspended their strike action to allow GMB members to vote on an improved pay offer.
Talks between GMB Union and Stagecoach today [Friday] produced a new offer which members will now consider.
The ballot opens on Monday [14 November and closes on 16 Wednesday].
Stuart Gilhespy, GMB Regional Organiser, said:
“Following talks today, Sunderland’s bus drivers now have an improved pay offer.
“As a gesture of goodwill, industrial action has been suspended until workers have voted on the new offer.
“If they accept it, the strikes would be cancelled completely.
"But if they turn it down, GMB will meet with members immediately to discuss new strike dates.”
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