The 53 London bus routes that will be affected by strikes this week

Dozens of bus routes in south west and north west London will be hit by two days of strikes, beginning Wednesday March 31.

Bus drivers employed by operator London United, an organization commissioned by Transport for London, will stage the commercial motion till 6am on Friday April 2.

See beneath for a full record of the 53 bus routes affected, together with faculty service and evening time companies.

The strike is over what the Unite commerce union has referred to as a “downgrade” of bus drivers’ pay and situations by RATP, a French firm which owns London United and two different operators. Some bus drivers have feared shedding £2,000 a yr as a result of adjustments that would see them not obtain pay for breaks or time spent ready for his or her bus to reach after clocking on.

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An announcement from Unite mentioned: “Following 4 days of negotiations final week, RATP made a suggestion for the excellent pay will increase for 2019 and 2020 and in addition sought to introduce new contract clauses.

“The pay supply fell properly beneath the expectations of members and the proposed adjustments to situations had not been beforehand mentioned, and as such Unite was unable to suggest the supply to members at this stage.”

RATP mentioned its supply “contains the very best pay rise above inflation and no adjustments to phrases and situations”, and that its London bus operators have made losses for the final two years.

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Drivers from two different operators owned by RATP – Quality Line and London Sovereign – had taken industrial motion over a number of days between February and March however pay offers have since been agreed.

London United drivers will maintain one other poll on April 6 to resolve whether or not to carry additional strikes.

Unite regional officer Michelle Braveboy mentioned: “The forthcoming strikes will inevitably trigger extreme disruption to 1000’s of bus passengers.

“Unite members are taking this motion as a final resort, as they will not permit RATP to make use of the quilt of the Covid pandemic to downgrade their pay and situations.”

The routes affected by the strikes embody:

33, 65, 70, 71, 72, 110, 111, 116, 203, 216, 223, 224, 265, 266, 283, 371, 406, 411, 418, 419, 423, 440, 465, C1, H22, H32, H37, H98, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, S3

School and evening routes:

613, 613, 662, 665, 671, 681, 696, 697, N18, N33, N65, N72, N266

24 hour routes:

148, 220, 281, 111, 85, 94

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