As Arriva bus strikes continue in Merseyside, Arriva have made the following statement:

Despite further negotiations today (5 Aug 22) and having done all we can to make another improved offer, the Unions have once again chosen to walk away, causing further misery for our passengers. At this point, we are left questioning why they refuse to give their members the opportunity to vote on our offers, which would make our drivers the highest paid in the region.

We would like to apologise to our passengers for the ongoing disruption that this dispute is causing to their everyday lives. On our side, we are acting in good faith and doing all we can to find a resolution. We urge Unite and GMB to do the same, reconsider their position, call an end to inappropriate strike action and give their members the opportunity to ballot on our latest offers.

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