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  • Bus bosses refuse to pay staff boxing day rates


    SCROOGE bus company bosses in Oxford are refusing to pay drivers special rates for two official bank holidays over the festive season, their union revealed yesterday.

    As Christmas and New Year this year fall on a Sunday, the two bank holidays are transferred to the first available day...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • London’s bus drivers en route to fair pay deal


    THE Unite union welcomed a “ground-breaking” deal yesterday that will see fair pay for London bus drivers as Sadiq Khan unveiled plans to introduce a new minimum drivers’ wage.

    The announcement will see London bus drivers receive a minimum wage of £23,000 as the...

    Thursday 22nd Dec 2016

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Yorkshire bus drivers walk out over shifts


    OVER 850 bus drivers in West Yorkshire are staging a 24-hour strike today in a dispute over pay and shifts, union Unite announced yesterday.

    Arriva drivers claim that their work shifts of up to five-and-a-half hours without a break can endanger passenger safety.

    The drivers...

    Monday 14th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Union slams unnecessary early bus halt


    BUS drivers were told to stop early in Ireland’s capital Dublin last night before unions began a series of 48-hour strikes.

    State-owned Dublin Bus said the last services would be at “up to and including” 9pm, hours before the walkout by transport unions Siptu and the...

    Thursday 8th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Workers put brakes on bus strikes to allow talks


    STRIKE action by bus drivers and engineers in Brighton was suspended yesterday to allow talks with management.
    The workers’ union Unite says it welcomes a “fresh look” at the management style by Brighton and Hove Buses and its subsidiary Metrobus in Crawley.
    Unite...

    Thursday 18th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Dorset bus drivers strike in protest at poverty pay


    BUS drivers in the Dorset towns of Weymouth and Bridport are on strike this week over poverty pay, their union said yesterday.

    The 110 drivers say they have been buoyed up by “phenomenal” public support.

    Claims by their employer First Hampshire and Dorset that the...

    Tuesday 9th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cancer sufferers have sick pay docked on strike days


    BUS drivers signed off sick with cancer and serious heart conditions are having their wages docked while their fellow workers strike over “poverty pay.”

    Union Unite said First Hampshire and Dorset’s “callous” decision could be illegal and “flouted...

    Thursday 28th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unite calls off Leeds bus strike to look at pay offer


    A BUS workers’ strike in Leeds has been called off after an improved pay offer, it was announced yesterday.

    Members of Unite at First Great Yorkshire were due to walk out from Tuesday.

    Regional officer Phil Bown said a “much improved” pay offer was made after...

    Monday 25th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Bus drivers strike for pay fairness


    BUS drivers in Yorkshire and Dorset are slamming the brakes on poverty pay.

    Transport union Unite announced more strike dates yesterday for First bus drivers in Leeds, Weymouth and Bridport.

    In Leeds, an “insulting” offer of just 38p an hour has prompted workers to...

    Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT AGM: Bus drivers ‘freezing’ as cabs not designated workplaces


    BUS DRIVERS are forced to freeze in their cabs because bosses refuse to designate them as a workplace, RMT conference heard yesterday.

    Transport companies say the depots where workers clock on and off are their workplace — so therefore buses are not protected by the same health...

    Tuesday 28th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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