London bus drivers are set to go on strike for three days in the upcoming days as travel chaos is expected for travelers. 

The strikes will take place from 3am on Monday, May 16 and will end at 2.59am on Wednesday, May 18. 

The strikes come as Arriva bus drivers dispute over pay with the company and will involve over 1,000 drivers who are members of the Unite union. 

37 services will be disrupted across South London with, Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham, and Brixton as well as small parts of Surrey all to be disrupted. 

Watford Observer: The strikes will affect South London. (PA)The strikes will affect South London. (PA) (Image: Canva)

Unite regional officer John Murphy said: “The bus strikes scheduled for May will undoubtedly cause disruption and delays across London but this dispute is a direct result of Arriva’s high-handed treatment of its drivers."

“Further strikes can still be avoided provided that Arriva returns to the negotiating table and makes an improved offer that members find acceptable.”

Elsewhere a Trasport for London spokesperson said that there is a possibility that affected bus routes will have no service during these strikes and other local buses will be busier than normal and are advising travellers to use alternative routes. 

Discussing the pay dispute: Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This pay offer is simply unacceptable. Arriva’s drivers are being pummelled by a double-whammy of reduced earnings and rising living costs.

"Arriva must think again and pay its drivers a fair wage."