“They are using David as a scapegoat to prevent bus drivers from speaking out for themselves to demand a safe workplace,” wrote Terry, a Toronto school caretaker. “Workers must continue to fight for their own interests.”
The London Bus Rank-and-File Committee and the Socialist Equality Party are calling for the reinstatement of London bus driver David O’Sullivan, sacked for upholding workers’ rights to health and safety during a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 60 bus workers in the capital.
The death rate among London bus drivers is three times the national average, with the families of those killed demanding answers.
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The union has ended the strike, even though nothing has been done to address the gruelling workloads of delivery staff, who labour for up to 14 hours per day.
The threat of bankruptcy is being used to force through privatisation and social vandalism against transport workers and passengers.
Beaumont, Texas transit workers reject contract and vote to authorize strike as refinery lockout continues through second month
Union officials said the vote does not mean it will call a strike.
Management at Berlin’s BVG local transit company has decided to postpone the reintroduction of front boarding. Drivers must ensure front doors remain closed until they agree it is safe.
The massive “no” vote registered at Park Royal, Stamford Brook and Shepherds Bush speaks to a growing mood of opposition to Unite’s record of collusion.
UK: Claim of strike “victory” at Go North West unravels as Unite refuses to disclose its rotten deal
The refusal of Unite to outline the deal and organise a ballot can only mean that what is being proposed is so toxic that Unite is working frantically on how to sell it to the Go North West drivers and to prevent an angry backlash.
“We are not cattle and will not be sacrificed to protect the profits of the corporations and banks who have made a financial killing during the pandemic,” states the resolution passed by the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee.