27 Jun 2012

London garages blockaded over Olympic bonus

Supporters of London bus workers demanding a bonus for extra work during the Olympics have blockaded a number of garages around the capital this morning, preventing buses from leaving. 
The activists have targeted six depots in London operated by the three companies – Arriva, Metroline and Go-Ahead – which secured a High Court injunction preventing their staff from joining last Friday’s strike action. An activist blockading one of the Go-Ahead depots in south London told UnionNews: “We’ll stay here as long as we can, until the police come.” 
Unite intends to lodge a legal challenge to the injunction – likely to be made later this week – and officials say the union will also re-ballot its members at the three companies to allow them to take part in any future strike action in the Olympic bonus dispute.

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