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UK: Support London bus workers
|In partnership with the ITF, the global union federation for over 4.5 million transport workers.|
Hundreds of thousands of people are working tirelessly to make the London 2012 Olympic Games a success; including the bus workers who will deal with the extra 800,000 people expected to be using London's buses. There is no doubt that there will be massive pressures on London’s transport network and huge demands on London’s transport workers. With only weeks to go to the Games and despite repeated calls by UNITE the union for fairness, London’s bus operators are still refusing the Olympic payment that has been offered to virtually every single London transport worker. This is why London bus workers staged a one-day strike on 22 June. Bus workers are only asking for recognition for their extra contribution to help London run smoothly. For the 29 days of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that’s only an extra £17.24 a day. Join London Bus workers in demanding “FAIR PLAY 4 BUS PAY” . Please send this message to the 21 London bus operators refusing to give the workers a fair deal.
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|Bobby Morton, Acting National Passenger Officer for Unite, writes: “On behalf of Unite the Union I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of you who sent messages of support through Labourstart to the London Busworkers who achieved a great victory in the Olympic solidarity campaign. I am convinced that if there was a gold medal for solidarity you would all be recipients. Thanks also to the International Transport Workers’ Federation, ITF, for their unstinting support and efforts during this campaign.”
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