THE UNION which represents the striking Stagecoach bus drivers have agreed a pay deal with the company in a move that will cancel all further strike action. The revised pay deal was put to Union members in a ballot on Friday - and they voted to accept Stagecoach’s latest pay offer. The drivers began a series of strikes in November 2011 and vowed to continue until they got 'a fair deal.' Stagecoach managing director Paul Lynch said: “We are pleased that the union has accepted our latest offer and we now look forward to putting this matter behind us. Most importantly, it means that our passengers will no longer have their bus services disrupted by unnecessary strike action.
"However, we are disappointed that our passengers have had to endure such a long-running dispute even though our pay offers were good ones - and the deal which has ultimately been agreed is, as we always said it would be, actually worth a little less than we offered before strike action began.”