Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/503/3160

From The Socialist newspaper, 27 September 2007

Bus workers win victory

Stagecoach bus drivers, members of RMT and Unite, went on a 24-hour strike in Chesterfield on 7 September over pay and won a pay rise from the management.

Stagecoach operates buses in over 100 towns and cities. The Chesterfield drivers were infuriated that Stagecoach pays different rates at different depots with many drivers receiving more pay than them.

The bus drivers were working an average of 10 hours a day for a feeble 7.50 an hour. Drivers get an extra 1 on Sundays but there is no higher rate for overtime or unsociable hours.

The drivers made a big impact on the day of the strike. They had a strong picket at the depot before around 70 marched through the town centre where they handed out leaflets to the public explaining why they were on strike.

"We have shown that solidarity is strong and that we are united", said Malcolm Lord, the RMT representative at the Chesterfield depot.

With plans for a further one-day strike, the workers forced management to concede an improved hourly rate, backdated to May, which will rise to 7.90 in November.

Stagecoach plc announced in April that profits were up 38%, from 45 million to 162 million. Stagecoach boss Brian Souter received a 13% pay rise last year, taking his annual pay to over 1 million!

Susan Smethurst, North Derbyshire and Mansfield Socialist Party

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 27 September 2007:

Support the postal workers


Socialist Party NHS campaign

Scrap PFI!

Local health services under private control

Swansea NHS trust - balancing books at patients' expense


Socialist Party news and analysis

Brown's blue bluster in Bournemouth

Union protest at Labour's sterile conference

Liberal Democrats - Struggling in third place

Salmond's first hundred days

Stoke's 'unpopular front' council coalition


Socialist Students

University freshers fairs


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

British banking crisis: Toxic system exposed


International socialist news and analysis

Greek elections: Support slashed for New Democracy and PASOK


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS prepares for more strikes

Belfast Airport workers continue their battle

Bus workers win victory


 

Home   |   The Socialist 27 September 2007   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Bus workers:

triangleLondon Buses safety campaign

triangleBus safety: we won't be distracted from public ownership

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleSolid bus strike for better terms and pay

triangleAthens bus workers clean up

Stagecoach:

triangleNationalise rail now!

triangleAnger at bus service cuts in Sheffield

triangleGovernment reneges on rail modernisation pledge

triangleWinchester bus drivers strike

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

19/10/17

North West

Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

PCS

Balloting members on the pay cap

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

More ...

triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

triangle25 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Mother Jones - A US labour pioneer

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2