MORE than 2,000 London bus drivers will strike subsequent week towards assaults on pay at three subsidiaries of French-owned transport large RATP.
The Unite union accused the corporate at present of utilizing the Covid disaster as “a handy smokescreen” for pay insurance policies that might value some drivers as a lot as £2,500 a yr.
Employees at London United, which offers bus providers in south and west London, will stroll out for 3 days from Monday towards cuts that will see pay diminished to 2015 ranges.
Drivers at High quality Line in Epsom, Surrey, already paid £2.50 an hour lower than colleagues at different RATP subsidiaries, will strike on Monday and Tuesday in their dispute over a “derisory” pay supply of 0.5 per cent — simply 7p per hour.
And Unite members at London Sovereign in north-west London will cease work on Monday and on March 3 towards a pay supply of 0.75 per cent — means under that provided by different operators within the capital.
Unite regional officer Michelle Braveboy mentioned: “Our members don’t have any possibility aside from to struggle again towards these assaults, whereas recognising the disruption triggered.”