Hundreds of Arriva's bus drivers and engineers have entered their fourth day of strike action. 

Workers have held an indefinite walkout since 2am on Monday, June 6.

There will be no Arriva services running in Bradford and West Yorkshire today, according to the latest travel updates.

The bus company has urged Unite to end the strike after offering the vast majority of workers in Yorkshire pay rises between 7 and 12.5 per cent.

The pay 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.

In the latest strike update from Unite's North East, Yorkshire & the Humber branch, a spokesperson said: "To be clear, @ArrivaYorkshire came to us with an offer last week.

"We canvassed @unitetheunion members who told us there was no point balloting. As such, our strike will continue until the company come back to the table with an offer that our members would accept."

People across the region have taken to social media to share their frustration.

Reaching out to Batley and Spen MP Kim Leadbeater on Twitter, one mum said: "The school kids can't even get to school at the moment. We have been cut off from civilisation.

"Arriva cannot be allowed to keep abusing our town this way."

Another said: "That's really not fair on passengers who rely on Arriva services to get to school, work or appointments."

One said: "Communities cut off for 3rd day in a row as Arriva drivers strike. YP can’t sit their EXAMS!!! The main bus company in area."

Others expressed their support for those on strike.

One man said: "Solidarity with the workers. Come on Arriva, pay up so you can end this dispute."

Another added: "Strike action isn’t taken lightly, it’s the last resort. Arriva can stop this whenever they like but choose not to."

Arriva bus timetable in Bradford, 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

Ahead of the strike, 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.”

Arriva has reportedly put a new pay offer on the table, between 7 and 12.5 per cent depending on the role.

Arriva added: "We’re baffled as to why the Unite trade union wouldn’t put this generous offer to their own members and allow them to exercise their democratic right to vote. This unjustified strike is causing such disruption for the public and it should be called off immediately."

Have you got a story for us? Email or contact us here.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with all the latest news.

Sign up to our newsletter to get updates sent straight to your inbox.

You can also call us on 01274 705292.