Press release -
Unite strike action by engineers suspended
Following constructive talks with Unite, the union have informed us that next week’s planned strike action by Go North East engineers has been suspended.
Engineers will vote on accepting a revised offer from the company in the next few days.
Company Managing Director Nigel Featham, said, “I am pleased to say that talks with Unite proved productive. We have made a fresh offer, which remains within our budgets and is one I believe all parties can confidently get behind.
We were always confident that passengers would not have been impacted by the strike, but this takes away any threat of a disruption to bus services in the run up to Christmas”.
16 December 2022
Notes to editors:
Go North East runs a network of bus routes across the North East region including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and surrounding areas.
The Go-Ahead Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of public transport, enabling more than a billion passenger journeys each year on its bus and rail services. Go-Ahead places great importance on partnership, adopting a collaborative approach with governments, local communities and strategic partners; developing and operating services that create long-term value for all. For more information about Go-Ahead Group visit www.go-ahead.com.
Press and media contacts:
Ben Maxfield, Business Director, Go North East
Telephone: 07890 436531