Monday, January 19, 2015

London Bus Strike- South London Picket Scenes

Thousands of bus workers went on strike for 24 hours last Tuesday (13 January) as part of a campaign to end pay inequality across the company's bus network. 18 bus operators across London pay different rates for the same jobs, with a disparity of over £3 an hour.

There were pickets at all 70 bus garages, including across South London.

Pickets at Norwood garage
Pickets on New Cross Road (photo from @Joe_Dromey)

But the liveliest picket seems to have been in Camberwell, where the presence of a mobile sound system helped create a party atmosphere:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have some sympathy with bus drivers who are paid considerably less than tube train drivers for doing a job that requires a great deal more skill. However, equal pay across different companies seems like a bizarre request.