National Express workers are striking today (Picture: Metro.co.uk)
National Express drivers are walking out for a fourth day in yet another week of strike disruption.
More than 3,000 members of Unite, employed by the coach operator in the West Midlands, are taking to the picket line.
A limited service, mainly serving major hospitals, will run after drivers ‘rejected an improved offer of a 14.3% pay increase’.
The strike started to affect services on Sunday night and has hit about 93% of the bus network.
It comes after National Express did not allow members to vote on the offer during meetings at their depots.
Unite had already recommended members reject the deal, however, because it had ‘more strings attached than a grand piano’.
National Express’s scheduled white coaches should not be impacted.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: ‘Our members are rock solid in their determination to win a pay rise that reflects the difficulty of their roles and soaring living costs.
Last month more than 5,000 people went on strike (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)
‘They know that National Express can absolutely afford to pay it.
‘The company’s bully boy tactics to break the strike will only result in worsening the dispute and Unite will make sure National Express is held fully accountable for any intimidation of our members.
‘There is only one way to end this: National Express must put forward an offer that is acceptable to our members.’
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National Express drivers enter their fourth day of strike action.