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Important information for service users, families and staff regarding bus strikes

Published: 17/03/2023


National Express West Midlands bus customers who are hoping to travel on Monday (20 March) should check the nxbus.co.uk website on Saturday afternoon for the latest information on whether there will be a strike.

The drivers of National Express West Midlands are currently being balloted on an improved pay offer and the ballot will close at 12pm on Saturday 18 March. A strike is planned for Monday 20 March but if the drivers vote in favour of the offer, buses will be running as normal. If the drivers vote against, the strike is expected to go ahead.

The nxbus.co.uk website will be updated as soon as the results are known.

A National Express West Midlands spokesperson said: “We are deeply sorry to our customers for the inconvenience of not yet being able to plan to travel on Monday.

“We sincerely hope drivers accept our excellent offer of 14.3% pay increase bringing an experienced driver salary up to nearly £33k.

“We want to reassure our customers we are doing all we can to resolve this issue and will share the relevant information as swiftly as possible.”

The website already contains information about what will happen if there is a strike, including details of services running on a limited network. For more information visit nxbus.co.uk

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