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London bus strike planned for Friday over Olympic award
Unite the union says:
London buses will come to a standstill on Friday 22 June as bus workers from every London bus operator will take strike action across the capital for the first time in a generation.
The strike action is over London's bus operators' refusal to recognise the 'massive increase' in workload for their workers during the Olympic Games.
The workers will take strike action for one shift. Disruption will begin on the first shift on Friday 22 June around 3.00am and will finish at the end of the night shift on Saturday 23 June.
Unless the bus operators act Unite will call further strikes up to and during the Olympic Games. The last London-wide bus strike took place in 1982. The walkout was in solidarity with nurses.
Bus workers are the only London transport workers not receiving an award for their extra effort during the Olympic Games.