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11 April 2018

Aberdeen workers step up strike action against profiteering First Bus

The Aberdeen bus workers' strike is an inspiration to the entire trade union movement in Scotland and beyond

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13 November 2017

Strike wave continues

Mears workers have begun more action, joining others fighting back

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31 October 2017

Arriva bus workers' dispute continues

The bus drivers' strike at Arriva remained completely solid on the third day of action

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20 September 2017

London Buses safety campaign

Angry London bus drivers in Unite the Union demonstrated outside City Hall demanding a 'bill of rights' to improve unsafe working conditions

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13 September 2017

Bus safety: we won't be distracted from public ownership

Twenty-five deaths and nearly 12,000 injuries have been caused by buses on the capital's streets in just two years

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7 September 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. London bus stoppage, Scotland FE strike.

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31 August 2016

Solid bus strike for better terms and pay

London bus workers Tower Transit took 24-hour strike action on 26 August, over the imposition of roster changes, pay and the anti-union approach of the company.

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8 June 2016

Athens bus workers clean up

Austerity-hit Greek workers struck back with a pay victory on 3 June. Athens bus cleaners had already undertaken 15 days of strike action against their contracted employer Link Ap over months of unpaid wages and being underpaid

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3 February 2016

London Transport workers braced for huge cuts in spending

London faces cuts in public transport along with attacks on bus and tube workers after the government announced an end to the subsidy to Transport for London (TfL), writes Andy Beadle, London bus driver.

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19 August 2015

Anger at bus service cuts in Sheffield

Sheffield Bus Partnership is attempting to make drastic cuts to bus services in the city. 50 buses a day will be taken off the network resulting in approximately 150 bus workers losing their jobs.

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1 April 2015

London bus companies forced into pay talks

Following on from the two successful days of strike action in January and February, London bus workers - members of Unite the Union - have forced many of the bus companies and Transport for London (TfL) to talks on 9 April

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18 March 2015

Bus drivers ballot against pay robbery

Abellio London bus workers were told their 2015 pay award - 2% plus other benefits - due in January had been "suspended"

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13 February 2015

London bus strike suspended - prepare for more action

London bus reps discussed 'where next?' for their dispute

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Bus drivers at the Clapton garage picket on 5 February 2015, photo Paul Mattsson

Bus drivers at the Clapton garage picket on 5 February 2015, photo Paul Mattsson

11 February 2015

London buses: Same job - We want the same pay

London bus workers are engaged in an historic battle to get one rate for the job - the best - across all London garages

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13 January 2015

Bus drivers unite in historic strike action

Bus workers across London are striking for one rate for the job across all 18 companies

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9 January 2015

London bus strikes 13 January - workers have had enough

The Socialist Party fully supports the strike by 27,000 bus workers across London on Tuesday 13 January

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London bus drivers demonstrating for sector wide pay rates, 11.09.14, photo Paul Mattsson

10 December 2014

Same job - we want the same pay!

London bus drivers in Unite are being balloted for strike action across the capital

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5 December 2014

New leaflet: London's bus workers have had enough

Vote 'yes' to strike for one rate for the job: See

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10 September 2014

Workplace news in brief

London bus demo: Unite's "Driving Up Pay" campaign aims to win a common contract across all London's bus companies

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7 August 2013

Solidarity with Dublin bus strike

Socialist Party (Ireland) TD Joe Higgins and MEP Paul Murphy support the strike action being taken by SIPTU, NBRU and TSSA Dublin Bus workers. See report on

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