Thursday, 5 February 2015

Solidarity with the Bus Drivers!

This is the scene on a wet and cold Thursday morning with the wind blowing in your eyes.
London's bus workers are on strike - this is the picket line.
More importantly, there are very few buses on the roads.
Most of them are stuck in the Bus garage!
Bus workers used to be active, militant union members who fought for their rights from the 1930's to the 1980's.
Thatcher then opened the door to some so called competition. So called, because we subsidise the buses like the rest of public transport. It's just that now business people profit from our buses instead of us.
The bus drivers became employees of many scrooge employers who played one group of workers against another.
The price of disunity? Some bus drivers in London earn £12 an hour, others earn £9 an hour for the same work.
It's time to change all that.....which is why they are striking.
This Blog supports workers in struggle!
Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)

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