Unite is to reballot London bus drivers barred from striking over Olympic bonuses by a high court injunction. The union will hold a new poll for 4,000 workers at three operators that had secured an injunction over ballot irregularities last week.
Unite is preparing to announce further strike dates as it steps up demands for a £500 Olympic Games bonus for its 21,000 bus industry members, although the payment could ultimately extend to around 29,000 staff.
It is also understood that bus operators have sounded out TfL about a contribution towards an Olympic bonus, but TfL has made clear that the ODA fund will be the limit of any taxpayer-backed contribution. http://www.guardian.co.uk