Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire bus drivers stage fifth 24-hour strike

Stagecoach drivers on picket line
Image caption The strike by Stagecoach bus drivers is the fifth held in South Yorkshire as part of the current dispute

Stagecoach bus drivers in parts of South Yorkshire are staging further strike action in a dispute over pay.

Unite union members working at the Barnsley and Rawmarsh depots have walked out, with a sixth strike planned for Saturday.

Four days of industrial action have already taken place, with more action planned for 4 and 16 January.

Stagecoach said a "near-normal level of service" would operate in Barnsley, Rotherham and the Dearne Valley.

The company said it had brought in more than 100 managers and supervisors to keep most services running between 07:00 GMT and 18:00 GMT.

All school services would operate as normal on Friday, Stagecoach said.

Services in Sheffield and Chesterfield and those operated by Stagecoach East Midlands in south Rotherham and Doncaster would also run as normal, the company said.

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