Ballots closed last Friday (25 January) for the pay offer made to Stagecoach bus drivers in the north west area. Drivers from Ribble Motor Services, trading as Stagecoach in Preston and Stagecoach in Lancaster, voted as follows:
Pay increase of 4.2% to "conventional" drivers will see their pay rise from £7.60 to £7.92 per hour.
Pay increase of 4.5% to "minibus" drivers will see their pay rise from £7.18 to £7.50 per hour.
66 (19.88%) to accept the offer
266 (80.12%) to reject the offer
Further developments are awaited with interest.