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Bus manufacturing workers strike in major battle over wages

Bus manufacturing workers strike in major battle over wages Workers at a bus manufacturer near Leeds are fighting against bosses’ “false promises and outright lies” over pay. 

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Battle on for safety after London bus driver’s death

Battle on for safety after London bus driver’s death London bus workers were furious last week as driver Kofi Opoku died from Covid-19.

Protest tells Manchester bus bosses not to go ahead with attacks

Protest tells Manchester bus bosses not to go ahead with attacks The Unite union is fighting attacks on conditions and victimisation

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system  

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system   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

Action needed over rail safety threats

Action needed over rail safety threats Transport workers are gearing up for huge battles across the network, as the Tories try to fill buses and trains to reopen the economy.

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

London transport chiefs are a ‘disgrace’ say bus drivers

13 April 2020
At least eleven London bus workers have now died after contracting Covid-19, with tens of thousands more transport workers terrified of the same fate

‘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.

Bus drivers in London steer to strikes after overwhelming vote for action

11 February 2020
Bus workers in London have delivered an overwhelming vote to strike in a consultative ballot in a crucial fight over safety of workers and passengers.

Transport round up: 20,000 London bus workers vote on fight against fatigue

04 February 2020
Bus drivers in London are getting ready to vote for militant action over widespread worker fatigue.

Transport round up: Lancashire bus drivers gear up for more pay strikes

04 June 2019
Around 300 bus drivers at Stagecoach depots in Chorley and Preston struck last Friday and Saturday as part of a long-running battle over pay.

New strikes added to bus timetable in north east

15 January 2019
Hundreds of bus drivers in north east England are preparing to stage another blistering strike against poverty pay.

650 bus drivers join strike across north east England

08 January 2019
More than 600 bus drivers struck in County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire this week in a fight for better pay.

Reports round-up - one thousand join protest at Faslane nuclear base

25 September 2018
Around 1,000 people protested at the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland last weekend against Trident missiles. Campaigners demanded, “Nae Nukes Anywhere”

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

11 September 2018
Bus workers in Nottingham and Derbyshire struck on Monday of this week against a below-inflation 2.5 percent “poverty pay” offer.

Bus workers boiling in cabs

31 July 2018
The recent hot weather in Britain has left bus workers feeling “drowsy” and “faint”

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses

17 July 2018
The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates

Aberdeen bus workers back an indefinite strike

10 April 2018
Bus drivers at First Aberdeen have voted to reject the company’s “final” offer and were set to begin an indefinite strike on Wednesday this week.

Aberdeen bus drivers vote to shift resistance up a gear

27 March 2018
Striking bus workers in Aberdeen voted unanimously to escalate their action at a mass meeting of over 150 people last Wednesday.

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