Bus operator Arriva has confirmed strike action will go ahead next week, causing “severe disruption” to Hertfordshire buses.

Industrial action involving 900 bus workers in Herts, Beds and Cambs, will take place between 3am on Monday, September 5, and 3am on September 7.

Despite further talks today, no agreement has been reached.

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In an update on its website, Arriva said: “Despite further negotiations with our union partners today, we are extremely disappointed for all our customers to confirm that industrial action will take place across the region on Monday September 5 and Tuesday September 6 .

“Arriva remains committed to resolving the industrial action and continues to encourage Unite to ballot on this latest pay offer.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause across the region, particularly as our schools return for a new academic year."

Watford Observer: Arriva buses in Watford. Picture: Arriva/ Watford Borough CouncilArriva buses in Watford. Picture: Arriva/ Watford Borough Council

Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: “Strikes will cause severe disruption across the region.

"This will be entirely Arriva’s fault for offering a pay cut disguised as a rise while our members are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis."

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