Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
14 February 2018
Labour's Sadiq Khan spoke to London bus workers when he stood for London mayor and promised to deliver strikers' pay demands - but we are still waiting
12 January 2018
The new year hasn't put an end to the disputes taking place across Manchester
16 December 2017
Arriva backed down and offered a two-year deal, accepted by Unite members this week
10 November 2017
Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down
19 October 2017
Bus drivers across 11 depots took a day of strike action, with two more planned
20 September 2017
Angry London bus drivers in Unite the Union demonstrated outside City Hall demanding a 'bill of rights' to improve unsafe working conditions
13 September 2017
Twenty-five deaths and nearly 12,000 injuries have been caused by buses on the capital's streets in just two years
26 July 2017
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
19 April 2017
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
14 September 2016
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.
6 July 2016
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.
15 June 2016
"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.
24 February 2016
Bus drivers in London are being made to suffer for a timing system that is not fit for purpose.
3 February 2016
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.
2 December 2015
Huddersfield First UK Bus drivers took one-day strike action in protest at management's decision to tear up a local pay agreement
9 September 2015
Campaigning by Socialist Party members and TUSC has helped a rethink on some of the cuts proposed by the Sheffield Bus Partnership.
8 September 2015
Hundreds of Cardiff bus drivers converged on the city centre in an impressive show of strength
19 August 2015
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.
3 August 2015
Sheffield Bus Partnership is trying to push through drastic cuts to bus services in the city.
1 July 2015
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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