The Unite union has announced a series of 24-hour walkouts on
The strikes build on the solid walkout held just a few weeks ago as bus drivers fight for equal pay across the capital’s 18 bus companies.
There were over 1,200 miles of traffic tailbacks that day, more than double the average for normal rush hour traffic, as people sought alternative routes to work.
Thousands of buses didn’t move from the garages - and there was overwhelming public support for the strike.
Drivers can be paid more than £3 an hour differently across the companies even though they do the same job and have the same skills and training.
As the union has pointed out, if there can be one fare for passengers there should be one pay rate for drivers. TfL controls most aspects of running
It is good the union has increased the pressure with three strikes in 12 days. This is a fight everyone can get behind and build solidarity for – go down to your local bus garage picket line from around 5am. Activists now need to go all out to make next week’s strike stronger than the last one.