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5 May 2021

Metroline buses to face summer of strikes unless it drops 'remote sign-on'

Unite has told London bus operator Metroline it has until 10 May to permanently drop its 'remote sign-on' policy - or it will face a summer of strikes.

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14 April 2021

Rally for sacked RMT rep Declan

Southampton's lockdown easing on 12 April was met with a loud and vibrant protest in solidarity with sacked RMT bus safety rep Declan Clune

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10 March 2021

Stop union busting on the buses: Reinstate Declan Clune and Moe Muhsin Manir

In the space of a couple of weeks, two bus driver union reps have been sacked - Declan Clune, RMT, at Bluestar in Hampshire (see below) and Moe Muhsin Manir, Unite, at Abellio in South London.

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9 March 2021

Stop union-busting: Reinstate Declan Clune and Moe Muhsin Manir

Two bus driver union reps have been sacked

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26 February 2021

Getting the Socialist out in lockdown

Our branch has around 20 - 30 regular paper sales in normal times. Five of the regulars are within walking distance for me, and have their papers hand delivered each week. A core of regulars are contacted

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16 September 2020

London bus drivers begin strike ballot over remote sign-on dispute

There is no benefit to passengers, and remote sign-on could well disrupt services

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3 June 2020

Fight continues for safety on London buses

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the front doors on London buses were being reopened on several routes

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21 April 2020

London bus drivers' action over safety stops front door boarding

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

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14 April 2020

London Transport workers fighting private companies and TfL to secure health and safety

A life and death battle on the buses: 21 transport workers in London have died from coronavirus, 15 of them bus drivers.

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12 February 2020

Solidarity with victimised bus rep Moe

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

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15 January 2020

London bus drivers ballot to strike

Exhausted bus drivers in London are planning to strike, demanding that Transport for London (TfL) take action "to tackle chronic levels of fatigue being experienced by bus drivers."

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2 October 2019

Nationalisation only way to safeguard jobs and skills at Wrightbus

Wrightbus is one of the last remaining bus manufacturers in the UK. It produced the Routemaster, also known as the Boris bus, for the London Transport Authority.

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11 September 2019

Unions must fight to make bus drivers and passengers safe

A major report has at last been published, following concerns over driver fatigue on London's buses. High levels of deaths and injuries involving buses have been recorded.

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17 July 2019

Hackney transport strike - blockade foils employers

Unite union drivers and passenger assistants at Hackney council have been on strike

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19 June 2019

Bluestar bus drivers' strike over pay

Bus drivers at Bluestar in Southampton were out in force at Totton and Eastleigh bus depots on 18 June, angry at their pay and working conditions, writes Southampton Socialist Party.

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13 February 2019

Workplace and union news in brief

Glasgow strike victory; Bradford bus victory; union action in Hackney; oil tanker strike; Irish nurses strike; home care doorstepping; Woolwich ferry walkout

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5 December 2018

Fatal bus crash - an avoidable tragedy

Stagecoach bosses have been let off the hook. They should have been jailed for corporate manslaughter.

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5 December 2018

Workplace news in brief

Shelter strike, Beefeater beef, Cammell Laird continues, buses bust-up

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28 November 2018

"Horrendous" - Bristol's privatised buses

Bristol Socialist Party member Frankie Langeland called a protest after late and cancelled buses repeatedly made her seven-month-old baby miss bedtimes and even forced her to breastfeed by the side of the road.

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31 October 2018

Driving London's buses - a laser in the eye and a boot up the bum!

Why are drivers involved in road traffic incidents often tired? Transport for London (TfL) could ask the real bus experts - the drivers!

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