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10 April 2019

Low pay, long hours, isolation - a taxi driver speaks out

"An Uber driver has to work 35 hours a week just to break even... Then to make any money you just keep racking up the hours"

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20 September 2017

London bus drivers' rally

Safety campaigners, taxi drivers and cyclists came to support the London bus drivers' rally outside City Hall on Thursday 14 September 2017 at 09.30 in response to the Driven to Distraction report, writes Moe, Unite branch secretary and bus worker.

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31 August 2016

UberEats: Angry delivery drivers protest over pay

"We are free, don't work for three", chanted angry UberEats drivers after storming the courtyard in front of the offices of the food app riding mopeds and bikes on 26 August.

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14 June 2016

Lorry stoppage paves the way to victory

Lorry drivers at Marshalls paving suppliers are striking across the country because of the firm's refusal to honour an overtime agreement

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24 February 2016

Stress, abuse and long hours for London bus drivers

Bus drivers in London are being made to suffer for a timing system that is not fit for purpose.

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18 November 2015

Historic London bus drivers' agreement

London bus drivers have won a city wide collective agreement for the first time since privatisation over 20 years ago. This had unanimous support from trade union reps and convenors.

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26 June 2013

Having a fine time? Not if you're a courier driver

Van drivers fined for late deliveries, unable to take holidays for fear of being fined - this is the reality of working life for a workforce in Cardiff, writes A South West Socialist Party member.

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17 October 2012

Bus drivers: We need shorter hours!

As a new driver I remember being asked by the man behind the counter: "Are you resting tomorrow?" I answered "Yes", writes Barry Andrews, London bus driver.

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10 October 2012

Workplace news in brief

Lorry drivers' strike: Workers at the Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster are on a 48-hour strike from 9 October. The workers were transferred to Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL) in August and then on 5 September they were issued...

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2 May 2012

Workplace news in brief

Pension privatisation: Hundreds of pension staff were forced out of the public sector on 1 May. The government agency that administers pensions of 1.5 million working and retired civil servants became the first 'mutual' ...

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4 April 2012

Tanker drivers' and Tory scaremongering

Unite oil tanker drivers have brought the country to a virtual standstill, not by striking but because the Tories' scaremongering backfired!, writes Rob Williams, NSSN chair.

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5 February 2012

Striking oil tanker drivers demand meaningful talks

123 oil tanker drivers, employed by haulage firm Wincanton on the ConocoPhillips contract to deliver fuel to Jet forecourts, began their second week of strike action on Friday 3rd February...

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30 January 2012

Jet tanker drivers' strike - latest news

The Wincanton employed tanker drivers deliver 20% of all fuel to Jet forecourts. The week long strike has had a massive impact.

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123 oil tanker drivers employed by road haulage firm Wincanton began a week long strike at 5am on Tuesday 24 January 2012, photo Alistair Tice

24 January 2012

Strike action by Jet tanker drivers

Strike action by Jet tanker drivers could lead to fuel shortages and petrol running out at the forecourts. Meanwhile the Coryton oil refinery in Essex is going into administration, writes Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party.

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21 July 2010

Harder work, longer hours... All part and parcel?

"ENOUGH IS enough" by Donna Summer and Barbara Striesand may not be the greatest song ever but the title illustrates the mindset of many a modern day worker, writes Martyn Yates.

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9 August 2003

Bosses' Attacks Meet Shopfloor Anger

THE WILDCAT strikes at British Airways, followed by days of tense negotiations sent shivers down the spines of Britain's bosses, writes Ken Smith.

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