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5 May 2021
Unite has told London bus operator Metroline it has until 10 May to permanently drop its 'remote sign-on' policy - or it will face a summer of strikes.
14 April 2021
Southampton's lockdown easing on 12 April was met with a loud and vibrant protest in solidarity with sacked RMT bus safety rep Declan Clune
10 March 2021
In the space of a couple of weeks, two bus driver union reps have been sacked - Declan Clune, RMT, at Bluestar in Hampshire (see below) and Moe Muhsin Manir, Unite, at Abellio in South London.
9 March 2021
Two bus driver union reps have been sacked
26 February 2021
Our branch has around 20 - 30 regular paper sales in normal times. Five of the regulars are within walking distance for me, and have their papers hand delivered each week. A core of regulars are contacted
16 September 2020
There is no benefit to passengers, and remote sign-on could well disrupt services
3 June 2020
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the front doors on London buses were being reopened on several routes
21 April 2020
26 transport workers have died from Covid-19 in London, the majority of them bus drivers. Now London bus drivers have forced Transport for London (TfL) and bus companies to implement some safety measures
14 April 2020
A life and death battle on the buses: 21 transport workers in London have died from coronavirus, 15 of them bus drivers.
12 February 2020
Moe Muhsin Manir, a Unite rep on London buses and Socialist Party member, has a disciplinary hearing, on 13 February at bus company Abellio, and is facing the sack
15 January 2020
Exhausted bus drivers in London are planning to strike, demanding that Transport for London (TfL) take action "to tackle chronic levels of fatigue being experienced by bus drivers."
2 October 2019
Wrightbus is one of the last remaining bus manufacturers in the UK. It produced the Routemaster, also known as the Boris bus, for the London Transport Authority.
11 September 2019
A major report has at last been published, following concerns over driver fatigue on London's buses. High levels of deaths and injuries involving buses have been recorded.
17 July 2019
Unite union drivers and passenger assistants at Hackney council have been on strike
19 June 2019
Bus drivers at Bluestar in Southampton were out in force at Totton and Eastleigh bus depots on 18 June, angry at their pay and working conditions, writes Southampton Socialist Party.
13 February 2019
Glasgow strike victory; Bradford bus victory; union action in Hackney; oil tanker strike; Irish nurses strike; home care doorstepping; Woolwich ferry walkout
5 December 2018
Stagecoach bosses have been let off the hook. They should have been jailed for corporate manslaughter.
5 December 2018
Shelter strike, Beefeater beef, Cammell Laird continues, buses bust-up
28 November 2018
Bristol Socialist Party member Frankie Langeland called a protest after late and cancelled buses repeatedly made her seven-month-old baby miss bedtimes and even forced her to breastfeed by the side of the road.
31 October 2018
Why are drivers involved in road traffic incidents often tired? Transport for London (TfL) could ask the real bus experts - the drivers!
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