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10 November 2017

Huge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down

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19 October 2017

Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

Bus drivers across 11 depots took a day of strike action, with two more planned

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20 September 2017

London Buses safety campaign

Angry London bus drivers in Unite the Union demonstrated outside City Hall demanding a 'bill of rights' to improve unsafe working conditions

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13 September 2017

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

Twenty-five deaths and nearly 12,000 injuries have been caused by buses on the capital's streets in just two years

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26 July 2017

Socialist sales at Salford station

Over the last year we've done a weekly sale at teatime for commuters who work in Manchester city centre and use Salford train station to get home

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19 April 2017

Buses and buggies: a driver speaks

Reader's comment: Workers and poor people who use public transport shouldn't have to squabble with each other. Wheelchair users, parents with buggies and bus drivers are not enemies

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14 September 2016

Westbourne Park bus dispute continues

Tower Transit bus workers took further strike action on 12 September over the imposition of new rotas that will see them lose all their previous pay rise.

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6 July 2016

Bus drivers' strikes continue for fair pay

Weymouth and Bridport bus drivers are going into their fourth week of strikes as bosses remain "stuck in a groove" and demonstrate no intention of changing their position in this pay dispute.

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15 June 2016

Buses parked three deep in Leeds strike

"They make 11 million in profits in Leeds alone, and all their offer adds up to is around half a million. It's a shame it has to come to this to get them to give us more." Those were the words of one of many Unite the Union members picketing the two First Group bus depots in Leeds on 13 June.

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24 February 2016

Stress, abuse and long hours for London bus drivers

Bus drivers in London are being made to suffer for a timing system that is not fit for purpose.

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3 February 2016

London Transport workers braced for huge cuts in spending

London faces cuts in public transport along with attacks on bus and tube workers after the government announced an end to the subsidy to Transport for London (TfL), writes Andy Beadle, London bus driver.

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2 December 2015

Bus drivers fight bully-boy managers

Huddersfield First UK Bus drivers took one-day strike action in protest at management's decision to tear up a local pay agreement

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9 September 2015

Buses fightback works in Sheffield

Campaigning by Socialist Party members and TUSC has helped a rethink on some of the cuts proposed by the Sheffield Bus Partnership.

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8 September 2015

Great support for bus strike

Hundreds of Cardiff bus drivers converged on the city centre in an impressive show of strength

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19 August 2015

Anger at bus service cuts in Sheffield

Sheffield Bus Partnership is attempting to make drastic cuts to bus services in the city. 50 buses a day will be taken off the network resulting in approximately 150 bus workers losing their jobs.

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3 August 2015

Anger at bus service cuts

Sheffield Bus Partnership is trying to push through drastic cuts to bus services in the city.

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1 July 2015

Government reneges on rail modernisation pledge

Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's 38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.

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30 April 2015

Bradford bus drivers strike against job losses

Hundreds of First West Yorkshire bus drivers and engineers were on strike in Bradford on 27-28 April, officially against the transfer of a bus service to the Halifax depot with a loss of eight jobs, writes Iain Dalton.

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13 February 2015

London bus strike suspended - prepare for more action

London bus reps discussed 'where next?' for their dispute

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Bus drivers at the Clapton garage picket on 5 February 2015, photo Paul Mattsson

Bus drivers at the Clapton garage picket on 5 February 2015, photo Paul Mattsson

11 February 2015

London buses: Same job - We want the same pay

London bus workers are engaged in an historic battle to get one rate for the job - the best - across all London garages

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