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Arriva is a bus and train operator. Their routes can be found across the UK.

Do Arriva pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Arriva.

Public Transport Providers who pay breaks include Nexus Tyne and Wear, Transport for Wales and Chiltern Railways.

Last updated 22 February 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 102 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2023 and February 2024.

71% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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What people are saying about sick pay at Arriva

  • Best thing

    The pay and people you work with

    Worst thing

    The poor attitude of the management the lack of moral or banter aloud in the workplace is non existent at times the safety and upkeep of the busss is diabolical not everyone is treated fairly plenty of snitches and grasses that’ll run to management long shifts to many trips at a time no sick pay don’t get paid for breaks management racist


    Arriva Bus driver, January 2023

  • Best thing


    Worst thing

    Long shifts, minimal breaks, rude passengers, being ignored by other road users.


    Arriva Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Out on your own meeting people

    Worst thing

    Poor schedules poorly maintained vehicles no sick pay long pieces between breaks harassment from people


    Arriva Bus driver, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Making decisions for yourself while out on the road and very little paperwork to fill out.

    Worst thing

    The excessive driving hours and long breaks on some shifts. Management not listening to staff.


    Arriva Bus driver, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The money

    Worst thing

    Long hours and short breaks


    Arriva Bus driver, April 2021

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