South Yorkshire Stagecoach workers start indefinite strike
Around 560 Stagecoach bus workers in South Yorkshire began an indefinite strike from the start of the New Year. This all-out action in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, comes after two one-week strikes in pursuit of an above-inflation pay claim. When Socialist Party members Angie Waller and Lucy Howson visited the “all singing, all dancing” Barnsley picket line just before Christmas, they were enthusiastically greeted with copies of the Socialist held aloft for the group photo. This reflects the Unite union members’ confidence and determination to win at all four depot picket lines.