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From The Socialist newspaper, 31 May 2019

London bus workers protest for better hours and conditions

London bus workers protesting outside City Hall, 29.8.19, photo by Isai Priya

London bus workers protesting outside City Hall, 29.8.19, photo by Isai Priya   (Click to enlarge)

Around a hundred bus drivers and supporters joined a Unite the Union-organised London bus drivers' demonstration outside City Hall on 29 August. It coincided with the publication of an investigation by Loughborough University into the causes of bus driver fatigue commissioned by Transport for London. Bus drivers are demanding shorter hours without loss of pay and better working conditions.

The Socialist Party's leaflet demanded: An end to Tory Transport for London budget cuts; one pay scale for all London bus workers - the best; shorter, safer hours of driving to combat fatigue - with no loss of pay; and the return of London buses to public ownership democratically run by workers - no private profits from public transport. The Socialist will feature an analysis of the Loughborough report in a future issue.

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