London Bus Strike

We don’t usually blog London news on our site but thought the fantastic show of solidarity from our London Bus drivers was worth sharing. This shows that when we are united we are strong The Tories are talking about making it even more difficult for us to take industrial action to defend our selves against exploitation if they win the next election.

A snapshot from one of the picket lines which were in place across London’s 70 bus garages as over 20,000 bus workers working for 18 bus operators take part in a 24 hour strike to end unfair pay disparities across the capital’s bus network today.
 
Claiming solid support for the strike the bus workers’ union Unite urged TfL and the mayor of London to ‘bang the bus operators’ heads together’ to get them to sit down collectively with the union to resolve the dispute.
 
Unite claims a refusal by the operators to address pay inequality has led to pay gaps of over £3 an hour for new starters opening up, with pay varying from £9.30 to £12.34 an hour depending on the company.
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