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23 May 2012
Dockers strike: Dock workers at Tilbury went on a 48-hour strike on 21 May. This is after a 24-hour strike on 7 May, the first at Tilbury since 1989...
18 April 2012
To win change in society workers need audacity, determination and organisation. A London bus worker writes that often you need to start by transforming your own union branch...
11 April 2012
More than nine out of ten London bus workers in Unite voted yes in a consultative ballot for action last month
4 April 2012
Bus workers ballot: In a consultative ballot, nine out of ten bus workers, members of Unite, have voted for industrial action to back their claim for an Olympic payment...
11 January 2012
Unite rejects pensions attacks: Unite's local authority national industrial sector committee rejected the government's pensions proposals on 9 January...
21 September 2011
During August, National Express West Midlands (NXWM) bosses informed drivers at its nine garages that practically all local agreements would be torn up from 25 September
15 June 2011
On the eve of a tenth general strike in Greece, APOSTOLIS KASIMERIS, one of the leaders of the OASA bus workers' union in Athens, spoke at the recent National Shop Stewards Network conference in London...
5 April 2011
NEGOTIATIONS OVER the Devon Stagecoach Bus drivers' modest demand of £6.50 an hour with no strings, have started and a strike scheduled for 23 July has been suspended, writes Steve Bush, Devon.
9 September 2010
The London Bus Campaign will stage a rally outside City Hall on 15 September to oppose cuts in services, fare increases and reductions in contract prices, writes A London bus driver.
18 August 2010
London buses: The London Bus Campaign will stage a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday 15 September to oppose cuts in services, fare increases and reductions in contract prices, writes Andy Beadle.
19 May 2010
Hundreds of bus workers from East London Bus Group (ELBG) practically filled East Ham Town Hall on Thursday 13 May to attend a Unite union meeting, writes London bus worker.
2 December 2009
Four recent strikes in Yorkshire have pushed back the employers' agenda of cuts, with important lessons for all trade unionists, writes Alistair Tice.
25 November 2009
In driving rain, hundreds of bus drivers formed picket lines across East London on 20 and 21 November, writes Paula Mitchell.
18 November 2009
The dispute between 700 bus drivers, members of Unite, and First Bus in Sheffield has been in force for a few months, writes An Olive Grove depot bus driver.
11 November 2009
East London Bus Group workers, organised by Unite, held a 24-hour strike on 9 November. East London Bus Group (ELBG) bosses are trying to implement a pay freeze and attack pensions and holiday entitlement...
21 October 2009
South Yorkshire First bus drivers, members of Unite, held a one day strike back in July against the company's national pay-freeze, writes Alistair Tice.
9 September 2009
Vectis bus workers in Newport and Ryde (IOW) took strike action on 3 September over pay. Their picket was well supported with Vestas RMT members joining in in solidarity. RMT branch secretary Keith Murphy...
29 October 2008
The London bus workers' strike planned for 22 October was called off at the last minute by Unite, the union which organises most London bus workers, writes Bill Mullins.
15 October 2008
London bus strike, photo Paul Mattsson
8 October 2008
London bus strike: Eleven London bus garages will be affected by a strike on 10 and 22 October. 2,500 Unite members working for Metroline voted over 88% in favour of strike action. Workers at Arriva South and North and East...
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