Arriva bus drivers and engineers are on strike for the third day, despite a new £13 an hour pay offer.

There will be no Arriva services running in Bradford and West Yorkshire today, according to the latest update from Metro Travel News.

It comes after Arriva urged Unite to end the strike, offering the vast majority of workers in Yorkshire pay rises between 7 and 12.5 per cent.

The latest offer would see hourly rates top £13.00 for most drivers, Arriva claimed, with trainee drivers set to start on at least £10.30 an hour.

Here's everything you need to know about the Arriva bus strike today.

How long is the Arriva bus strike going to last?

Workers have held an indefinite walkout since 2am on Monday, June 6. It is not known how long the strike will last. 

Arriva bus timetable in Bradford and West Yorkshire

No Arriva buses are operating today in West Yorkshire - leaving Bradford district without access to the following services:

  • 268 Bradford to Wakefield
  • 281/283 Birstall Retail Park or Bradford to Dewsbury
  • 425/425A/427 Bradford to Wakefield

All Arriva pre-paid tickets will be accepted on First Bus & Transdev buses.

Why are Arriva bus drivers and staff on strike?

Strike action was taken after 650 members of Unite voted overwhelmingly against a reported 4.1 per cent pay increase, describing it as far below the RPI inflation rate, which is now in double figures.

Read more on this: Why are bus drivers on strike today

Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Strike action will inevitably cause significant disruption and delays for the Yorkshire travelling public, but this dispute is entirely of Arriva’s own making.

“Our members are already suffering from poverty pay and the company is trying to make the situation even worse.”

But Gavin Peace, area operations director for Arriva North East and Yorkshire, insisted the suggestion of a 4.1 per cent pay offer is "incorrect".

In a statement published on Monday, Mr Peace said: “This is incorrect. Arriva offered a substantially improved pay offer, which Unite are refusing to ballot their members on. This isn’t fair to our employees and communities across Yorkshire who want this issue resolved. The strike should be immediately suspended while Unite’s members vote on the fair and generous offer.”

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