The strike planned for Thursday August 16 has been called off.

Following a round of strikes last month, Melbourne bus drivers will again stop work on Thursday August 16. More than 120 bus routes across metropolitan Melbourne will be affected.

The first round of strikes, led by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), involved drivers working for CDC Victoria, a Melbourne bus company operating in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Geelong and Ballarat.

Now drivers from Transdev, which operates 47 bus routes across metropolitan Melbourne, have also joined the strikes.

The new round of strikes will see drivers stop work for 24 hours. Some school-bus services will also be affected.

Three weeks of negotiations between CDC Victoria and the TWU fell apart on Friday. The TWU is asking for a four per cent wage increase and one per cent super increase.

Passengers who rely on Transdev and CDC Victoria bus services are being advised to seek alternative transport on Thursday.

All other bus services, trams and trains will remain unaffected by the strike.

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This article was updated on August 15, 2018 at 5.26pm.