The government looks set to slash subsidies to the bus industry, leading to severe cuts in services and jobs.The Bus Service Operators Grant gives bus firms a rebate on fuel duty. Last year it was worth £454 million.
Many bus workers already face pay freezes or below inflation pay offers. A fightback over pay is the best way to prepare to resist the savage cuts that are in the pipeline.
Busworker is a resource for trade union activists who work on the buses in Britain.
If you are part of the fightback, then Busworker is for you. We want it to be a place for discussion and debates.
We are all agreed on making the campaigns across the country as effective as possible, defending and extending democracy in the unions, fighting racism and the BNP and offering solidarity to other workers who are fighting back.
Busworker is not in opposition to the official unions, but it does offer another place for activists to speak to each other. We will support every positive move by the unions, but also offer our own ideas on the way forward.
We hope you enjoy this site and will send your reports, ideas and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org