London bus strikes have ended after unions shared they were able to secure a "greatly improved" pay offer. 

The strikes saw more than 1,800 bus drivers walk out over pay, but now Unite union said that members employed by Abellio have accepted a pay rise. 

The union shared that the new pay deal will see drivers with two or more years of experience receive £18 an hour, meaning they will get an increase of 18% on the basic rate. 

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "This is an important pay victory. Workers have stood firm and with the support of their union, Unite, they have secured a richly deserved pay increase."

London bus strikes end as union accepts deal

London bus drivers striked for 20 days late last year, seeing depots in Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Southall, Twickenham and Walworth affected. 

The end of the strikes means that action planned for Monday and Tuesday last week was called off as well as the action that was scheduled for February 20, 21 and early March. 

The new agreement will also see an increase to all rates which includes overtime, rest day working and weekend work.

An Abellio London spokesperson said: "We are delighted that our drivers have now accepted the substantial pay rise we put in place in early January.

"This will see an increase in pay for all of our drivers, with a base rate rise of as much as 18% for some grades, equating to around £100 per week increase."

Adding: "It brings to an end a difficult period of industrial action which has been tough for the company, our drivers and our customers."