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16 December 2020
Unite the union is running a consultative ballot on 16-17 December to launch the campaign to get Judith Katera reinstated
9 December 2020
Judith, a longstanding Unite union rep and activist in Battersea bus garage in south London, has been dismissed by employer Abellio
4 November 2020
At a meeting held on the picket line on 30 October, workers at bus manufacturer Optare in Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds voted to escalate their ongoing strike action in their long-running pay dispute from two days a week, to four days a week, starting from 16 November.
21 October 2020
Unite members at bus manufacturer Optare, in Sherburn in Elmet, on the outskirts of Leeds, took the first strike in a series of discontinuous 48-hour strikes starting on 15 October, alongside a continuous overtime ban.
21 October 2020
Criminal Police: Just 35 Labour MPs opposed the 'Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) bill' - legalising normally illegal activity by police informants
23 September 2020
Cardiff's council-owned bus operator is threatening to axe 20% of workers. Cardiff Bus has told staff it "will need to dismiss as redundant at least 130 members of staff across the entire workforce"
16 September 2020
There is no benefit to passengers, and remote sign-on could well disrupt services
2 September 2020
The Unite union is in the process of preparing to formally ballot all its bus drivers employed by Singapore-owned Metroline in a dispute over 'remote signing on'.
13 May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is a world social crisis which touches every aspect of life. The iniquities and failings of the capitalist system are being exposed
5 May 2020
There are reports the government is considering abandoning advice to maintain two metres social distancing
22 April 2020
Trade union control over workers' health and safety is needed
21 April 2020
26 transport workers have died from Covid-19 in London, the majority of them bus drivers. Now London bus drivers have forced Transport for London (TfL) and bus companies to implement some safety measures
21 April 2020
The guidelines we follow on use of PPE have changed dramatically during this pandemic. At first we were told we must wear full PPE for every patient suspected of having Covid 19.
14 April 2020
A life and death battle on the buses: 21 transport workers in London have died from coronavirus, 15 of them bus drivers.
8 April 2020
Unite union members in the Socialist Party, and our Scottish and Irish sister groups in the Committee for a Workers' International, held a Zoom meeting on 4 April
1 April 2020
While the government gives reassurances to the public that 'we are all in this together' and they will do 'whatever it takes', bosses are doing whatever it takes to protect their profits, writes a South Coast bus driver.
19 February 2020
Moe wants to thank the huge support that he has received
12 February 2020
Moe Muhsin Manir, a Unite rep on London buses and Socialist Party member, has a disciplinary hearing, on 13 February at bus company Abellio, and is facing the sack
22 January 2020
Sheffield Socialist Party branch decided to start a campaign about public transport
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