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From: The Socialist issue 970, 8 November 2017: 'Paradise' for billionaires, austerity for us

Search site for keywords: Runcorn - Strike - Drivers - Equal pay

Arriva bus strike still solid

Arriva drivers' strike 30.10.17, photo Hugh Caffrey

Arriva drivers' strike 30.10.17, photo Hugh Caffrey   (Click to enlarge)

Arriva bus drivers and engineers in Runcorn were out in force on Monday 6 November on the Unite-led picket line - their fourth one-day strike.

Supporters of Halton Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition made their weekly solidarity visit and found the pickets in an upbeat mood.

The strike is still 100% solid and the pickets are determined to see it through. 3% across the board and equal pay at all depots is a fair request from an employer that made a profit of 368 million in 2014-15.

Public support is still high, as borne out by the encouragement of many passers-by and from vehicles beeping in solidarity.

Workers will also be out again on 8 November, coinciding with an RMT transport union strike on Merseyrail and Northern Rail against the imposition of driver-only operated trains.






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