Stagecoach workers in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire will not be going on strike next week.

The company confirmed in a Tweet that their drivers would not be taking part in strike action on October 18.

Stagecoach say services will continues 'as normal', although there have regular cancellations in recent weeks due to a shortage of drivers.

And now there has been a threat of strikes across the country as trade unions seek an end to what they say is 'unfair pay'.

In some areas, such as south Lancashire, the threat of strike action by bus drivers has ended after they accepted an improved pay offer.

But strike action is likely to go ahead elsewhere in England, Wales and Scotland next week after agreements could not be reached.

Drivers at three depots in south Wales want £10.50 per hour, and called a strike after two rounds of failed talks.

The Unite union said Stagecoach had demanded cuts to sick pay and paid breaks to even offer the drivers £10.10.