Socialist Worker

South West London bus drivers take action over toilets

by John Clossick
Issue No. 2485

Bus drivers in south west London have reacted strongly against Wandsworth Council’s refusal to provide toilet facilities at the end of the Roehampton routes.

More than 20 drivers supported by local anti-austerity campaigners held a lively town hall picket demanding action.

The Unite union has been calling for action over the issue for four years.

Drivers, female and male, have to use a public house or the bushes.


Medway drivers end timetable dispute

Bus drivers in Medway, Kent, have voted to end their dispute over new timetables.

The Unite union members warned that Arriva bosses’ new timetables were unworkable and unsafe.

Negotiations amended the timetables. Workers say they will revisit the issue in March and could strike again.


Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

News
Tue 5 Jan 2016, 16:54 GMT
Issue No. 2485
Share this article


Tags



Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.