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17 September 2008
The first round of London bus strikes on 29 August was confined to First bus company and mainly affected north London routes, but the strike soon spread to Metro bus routes all the way south to Croydon, writes Neil Cafferky.
10 September 2008
The strike by First bus drivers in London on 29 August showed management that bus workers are serious about our claim for decent pay, a London bus driver writes.
22 July 2008
A London bus worker writes: Generally the public are alright. When they understand what bus workers face, they are on our side. Most bus workers do a six-day week to make ends meet.
25 June 2008
BUS DRIVERS working for Brighton & Hove Bus Company have won an important deal in their pay dispute with the Go Ahead-owned business. T&G Unite members have accepted an improved pay offer from management by 410 votes to 73, writes Peter Knight.
1 March 2008
In addition the right-wing trade union bureaucracy is far more removed from the membership than was the case in the 1970s...
27 September 2007
Stagecoach bus drivers, members of RMT and Unite, went on a 24-hour strike in Chesterfield on 7 September over pay and won a pay rise from the management....
12 January 2006
FOURTEEN LEADERS of Tehran's transport workers' union were arrested on 22 December, after staging a 'no-ticket' action against Sherkate Vahed, a state owned bus company in Iran, to demand higher wages...
8 December 2005
BUS DRIVER Andy Beadle won his job back, with full back pay, at his appeal last week...
10 November 2005
BUS WORKERS, trade unionists and members of the public have reacted with shock, disbelief and anger at Andy Beadle’s summary dismissal as a driver at Peckham bus garage...
3 November 2005
London bus driver: ANDY BEADLE, the TGWU shop steward for the Peckham bus garage in south London and a long-standing member of the Socialist Party was "summarily dismissed" on 28 October...
20 October 2005
SEVENTY PERCENT of TGWU drivers at London General buses voted for industrial action in a ballot on 14 October...
7 August 2004
THE INDEFINITE strike by 1,500 South Yorkshire First bus drivers, members of the transport union TGWU, is now into its third week. In a postal ballot, drivers rejected the last company offer by 723-502 votes...
22 May 2004
A DISASTER - that's how most people see privatisation of public transport. This has not prevented Thatcher's "counter-revolution" spreading to most parts of the world. Indeed, Blair's government is still implementing the part-privatisation...
9 August 2003
"THIS IS a fight we can win", said RMT regional organiser Phil Bialyk to huge applause. He was speaking to a march and rally of over 250 striking Stagecoach Devon Bus workers in Exeter. As their strike...
19 July 2003
ON 8 July rail and transport union (RMT) members working for bus company Stagecoach Devon took the first of a series of one-day strikes, writes Steve Bush, Devon.
27 July 2001
OVER 100 Coventry bus drivers stopped work again for two hours on 20 July for an unofficial strike against working conditions and the two-tier pay structure operated by the company, writes Bill Mullins.
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