bus drivers - 9 Items Tagged Within News

Three quarters of bus drivers say their work causes MSK problems
400 bus workers were surveyed with 78% saying their occupation caused MSK problems.    94% said their working conditions could be improved by the introduction of adjustable seating, steering columns and driver dashboards.   And 95% said the bus driver's cabin could be designed...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Bus Drivers, Musculoskeletal, MSK
Bus workers strike goes ahead in the South West
BUS UNION RMT said today that a strike on Stagecoach Southwest will go ahead on Monday after rejecting a company pay offer loaded with savage cuts to conditions and benefits that would drive even more key staff out of the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: Stagecoach South West, Bus Drivers, Pay Justice
RMT confirms strikes on Stagecoach buses
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it is serving notice for strike action on Stagecoach buses in the South West, East Midlands and Derbyshire/Yorkshire as part of the national fight for pay justice for bus workers. The union has reacted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stagecoach South West, Stagecoach East Midlands, Stagecoach Yorkshire, Bus Drivers, Pay, Strike
RMT to hold demonstration in Southampton
BUS UNION RMT will be holding a demonstration over the victimisation of Southampton bus branch secretary Declan Clune who has been dismissed for reporting concerns to Network Rail around a bridge being struck by vehicles. The protest will take place...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Bluestar Buses, Declan Clune, Southampton, Buses, Bus Driver
RMT to ballot for action over victimisation and sacking of leading bus activist
The union will also be launching a high-profile publicity campaign in public and media forums including demonstrations in support of Declan’s reinstatement by the company. At Declan's recent appeal hearing the company upheld their earlier decision of dismissal for bringing...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Bluestar, Declan Clune, Victimisation, Bus Driver, Bus,
RMT issues new warning of a cocktail of dangers for bus driver safety
BUS UNION RMT has issued a new warning over bus driver safety as the Government confirms mass opening of schools on 8 March. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members who have direct experience of the way the return to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus, Bus Driver, DfT, Department for Transport, Grant Shapps
RMT on Bus and Taxi driver COVID mortality rates
Commenting on today’s ONS figures which showed that male bus and coach drivers and male taxi drivers are two of the occupational groups with high rates of Covid-19 deaths, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “These figures are a tragic...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Drivers, Taxi Drivers, Mortality Rates, Vaccination,
Bus union RMT responds to study on workers’ deaths
The report shows that among bus drivers, those aged 65 and over, those from BAME backgrounds and those with pre-existing hypertension are at higher risk of Covid-19 mortality and this should be taken into account in efforts by TfL and bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus drivers, BAME, deaths,
Exeter Stagecoach South West bus drivers ballot
BUS UNION RMT confirmed today that it will be balloting its Exeter Stagecoach South West bus driver members for strike action and action short of a strike over inadequate provisions following a move from their city centre depot. The ballot...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: stagecoach south west, bus, bus drivers, exeter, ballot