PASSENGERS are being warned ahead of the latest strike by bus drivers taking place on Monday.

No planned Arriva North West services will run as a result of the industrial action, including in Bolton.

Workers for Arriva North West in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire are walking out because of the dispute over pay.

People will be able to use tickets on Northern Rail services and tickets will also be accepted on Stagecoach Quality Network Routes.

This will not be the last of the strike action with further strike dates on Monday, November 20 and 27.

Members of the Unite and GMB unions are involved in the strike over what the unions have called 'pitiful' pay.

On previous strike days, workers at the company's Folds Lane depot have picketed outside.

There has already been a number of strike days because of the dispute.

Phil Stone, Regional Managing Director for Arriva North West: "We held a further meeting with the unions earlier this week to try and reach a settlement on pay. The company requested that ACAS were in attendance to help keep the talks on track, unfortunately the Union turned this offer down.

"It is extremely disappointing that despite the company making an improved pay offer for all depots of up to 2.75% the Union increased their demands from an average of 2.85% to 3.15% for the 2017 pay award.

"Whilst we have done our utmost to try and reach a settlement and prevent any further damaging strike action, the Union seem determined to cause further disruption to our passengers. We can only apologise once again to everybody that is inconvenienced by the ongoing strike action.”