Thursday 28 June 2012

More strikes called in London bus workers’ bonus battle

More strike dates have been called in the London bus workers’ battle for an Olympic bonus payment of £500.

Following strong pickets across London on Friday 22 June, the first London wide action on the buses since 1982, the Unite union has called for 2 further days of strikes on Thursday 5 July and Tuesday 24 July – just 3 days before the Olympics begin.

Unite also plan to reballot workers at the three firms whose participation in the first strike was outlawed by the courts. This follows unofficial walkouts by workers at Arriva – one of the operators hiding behind the injunction.

The new ballot is due to end on 17 July and would allow the 4000 workers whose democratic decision to strike last week was overturned by 1 judge to rejoin the fight on July 24, alongside their fellow workers at garages across the capital.

Read the Unite statement.


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