Update 12th October 2023:
Despite further talks with Unite this week, Go North East has confirmed a second week of industrial action will take place from Saturday 14th – Friday 20th October (inclusive).
As before, there will be no Go North East bus services running during these dates, except for most contract school services – https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/services/school-buses
Industrial action will bring many Go North East bus services, including the Q3 from/to Newcastle Great Park, to a halt on the following dates:
- Saturday 30th September – Friday 6th October inclusive
- Saturday 14th October – Friday 20th October inclusive
Depots affected are Consett, Gateshead, Hexham, Percy Main (North Shields), Sunderland and Washington. GNE are advising passengers to make alternative travel arrangements during these two weeks of disruption.
GNE will look to operate a skeleton service on strike days, deploying managers and supervisors to drive buses where available, but they anticipate the significant majority of their bus services across the region will not run. Any skeleton service they can provide will focus predominantly on ensuring school services operate wherever possible.