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London bus drivers could stop work over virus fears

London bus drivers could stop work over virus fears Over 20,000 London bus drivers have been advised to refuse to drive overcrowded buses because of coronavirus safety fears.

Manchester bus strikes battle bosses whose strike-breaking risks spreading virus

Manchester bus strikes battle bosses whose strike-breaking risks spreading virus Bus strikes in Manchester and London continue to fight hard against bosses' attacks.

Court rules Uber drivers are workers not self-employed

Court rules Uber drivers are workers not self-employed The Supreme Court has ruled that drivers for taxi ¬company Uber are now classed as workers.

United fight is needed to beat DHL bullying bosses + Scunthorpe scaffolders + Eddie Stobart action

United fight is needed to beat DHL bullying bosses + Scunthorpe scaffolders + Eddie Stobart action DHL workers in Dartford, Kent, have voted for strikes over “union busting”.

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

Activists battle eviction of anti-HS2 protest camp

Activists battle eviction of anti-HS2 protest camp Environmental activists on Wednesday were defying police attempts to remove them in central London

Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

16 November 2020
A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Bus manufacturing workers strike in major battle over wages

26 October 2020
Workers at a bus manufacturer near Leeds are fighting against bosses’ “false promises and outright lies” over pay. 

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

25 October 2020
Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

20 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Treetop activists resist evictions as they fight to stop destructive HS2

08 October 2020
Treetop activists remain determined to halt the destruction of ancient woodlands along the route of the HS2 high speed railway.

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system  

01 September 2020
Under remote signing on, drivers would not report to a depot but would meet their bus and begin work at a location such as a bus stop

Reports round-up: Government cleaners win Covid-19 sick pay battle

14 July 2020
A campaign by the United Voices of the World (UVW) union has won at the Ministry of Justice, (MOJ) after bosses announced that its cleaners would receive full pay if self-isolating or ill.

Activists stage rebel trail to rail against HS2 ‘gravy train’

23 June 2020
Environmental ­campaigners began a “Rebel Trail” from Birmingham last weekend along the route of the planned HS2 high-speed railway. 

Profit hungry firms want more money for failing transport system

18 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.

Transport services increase, alight here for intensive care

18 May 2020
The Tory drive to reopen the economy has forced droves of people into dangerous buses and trains.

Bus drivers scared and angry over dangerous conditions

20 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their “fear and anger” as transport bosses move too slowly to protect their safety

‘It feels like we’re sleepwalking into the slaughterhouse’ - bus drivers speak out

17 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their 'fear and anger' as transport bosses move too slowly in protecting their safety. 

Trade unionists in north London demand protection for bus drivers

16 April 2020
Trade unionists gathered near Holloway bus garage in Islington, north London, on Thursday to demand protective clothing for all drivers.

‘It’s very scary to be a bus driver right now’ - workers speak out

08 April 2020
Eleven bus workers have now died after contracting Covid-19, with tens of thousands more transport workers terrified of the same fate.

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