NSSN 225: London Bus Strike / Defend Union Rights

January 14, 2015 in Bulletins

January 13th London bus strike in video and pictures Bus workers in Unite in London are taking historic strike action today (January 13th) – 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 […]

From Italy: solidarity to London bus workers!

January 14, 2015 in International

We workers in local public transport and from the National Coordinating Committee of Local Public Transport Workers would like to express our full solidarity with your struggle. In Italy we are experiencing the same problems.  Our national contract has not been renewed for years, our wages have stagnated and governments of all political persuasion carry out policies of cuts and privatisation at the expense of workers. In September some of us participated in a video conference with a Greek transport worker who explained to us how public transport in Athens is being dismantled. We believe that international solidarity between workers […]