London bus strike in video and pictures

January 13, 2015 in News, Strikes, Video

Bus workers in Unite in London are taking historic strike action today – for one rate for the job across all 18 companies. Strikers know this might have to be just the start and are ready for a big fight, but what a start! Picket lines of 70, 100 and more, maintained all day. And the roads – gridlock before dawn. London mayor Boris Johnson claims a third of the service is running but that’s complete rubbish – reports around the picket lines are that only 10% of the service is running, if that. Public support is really high – […]

Support London bus driver’s demo

September 3, 2014 in News

A London Bus driver Unite London bus drivers are having a demonstration on Thursday 11th September.  We will assemble at 1100 am at Bressenden Place, SW1, near Victoria station and we will march down to Parliament.  Since privatisation twenty years ago, London Buses have been divided up between more than a dozen different operating companies.  Even within each firm there are different pay scales, terms and conditions.  We all do the same job – why should we be treated differently? Transport for London and the bus operators have argued sector wide negotiation is not only anti-competitive but illegal.  So how […]

Tube strike day 1: Reports from the picket lines

February 5, 2014 in News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

Central London The strike began at Euston station with a pre-strike rally and speeches to the press. RMT London transport secretary and NSSN steering committee member John Reid chaired a line-up of trade union movement speakers: Steve Hedley, RMT assistant general secretary; John Leach, RMT regional organiser; Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary; Hugo Pierre, Camden Unison; Martin Powell-Davies, a member of the NUT executive; and David Ayrton from the GMB. Returning to Central London at 4:30am, we tooted and waved at TSSA pickets setting up at 4:30am as we drove to Kings Cross. “Its guerrilla tactics today” said a […]

VIDEO: NSSN supporters report from Tube picket line

February 5, 2014 in News, Strikes, Video

Thousands of workers on London Underground began the first full day of strike action this morning at 5:30AM. NSSN supporters were active in the strike itself and bringing support and solidarity to the picket lines across the city. The following two videos are from NSSN supporters, one of whom was on strike, from the Acton Town depot picket line.