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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 March 2019
Hackney school bus workers walk out
Hackney school bus drivers strike March 2019, photo London Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
Unite the Union members in passenger services at Hackney Council walked out on 19 March in their fight for a payment in recognition of the fact that they undertake split shifts. The 33 members, who drive and assist the children to and from school on a daily basis, will stage further 24-hour strikes on 26 March and then on 2 and 4 April. The dispute centres on a £50-a-week claim for compensation for the split shifts, backdated to July last year when the issue was first raised.
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In The Socialist 20 March 2019:
What we think
May's government facing endgame
End austerity. Fight for a living wage!
New Zealand mosque terror atrocity
Top unis threaten cuts if tuition fees
Cash-strapped schools now 'fourth emergency service'
Youth strikes show the way - mass action can oust Tories
Massive protests over catastrophic climate change
Victory for Birmingham bin workers
PCS civil servants' union: Vote Yes to strike for better pay
Midlands machine bearing makers launch all-out strike
Hackney school bus workers walk out
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialist Party's Sue Atkins wins big support for anti-cuts, socialist policies
Union fightback key to movement against racism and austerity
Trade unionists debate the EU
Socialist Party Northern conference: Workers are sick of cuts and have the power to fight back
Stop cuts to women's services in Leicester
Help build the workers' press: send May Day greetings to the Socialist!
International socialist news and analysis
Spanish state: Historic 8 March action
Exhibition: Don McCullin - a life in pictures
The Socialist Inbox
Theatre: Banner Theatre's Nottingham 'Free for All'
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