Bradford bus drivers vote overwhelmingly for strike action over safety
Bradford bus drivers have voted overwhelmingly for strike action over First West Yorkshire’s continuation of ‘dangerously unsustainable’ scheduling.
Out of the 350 bus drivers at the Bowling Back Lane site entitled to vote, nearly 300 voted in favour of strike action against the company’s refusal to restore schedules to pre-pandemic levels.
Traffic and service levels have returned to near normal but members are still working extended shifts brought in during the initial lockdown.
The working patterns currently in place are causing fatigue and stress for drivers, which is a danger to both themselves and the public.
Strike dates will be announced after the New Year.
Unite Press Release 9 December 2020
Rolls Royce strikers in Barnoldswick will strike until Christmas to save their jobs
520 workers at the Rolls Royce factory in Barnoldswick, Lancashire have voted for 3 weeks strike action against planned redundancies and possible site closure. The 500 jobs at Barnoldswick are some of the last high-quality manufacturing jobs left in East Lancashire.
Sign and Share the Megaphone petition
Email your MP via the Unite Barnoldswick web page. Ask your MP to put pressure on the government and Rolls-Royce to keep these high skilled jobs in the UK.
Watch and share the video opposite: Incredibly moving, listen to current and former Rolls-Royce workers talk about why Barnoldswick is worth saving.
Workers battle to save Rolls-Royce factory with 350 jobs 'under threat' - Mirror Online
Optare strike suspended
Optare has agreed to work with Unite to implement a future pay rise and other benefits for members.
Unite News report 23-12-20
Support the Optare workers
Workers at bus manufacturer Optare near Leeds have been taking strike action to win a pay rise that was pledged but never implemented by the company last year. Email messages of support to the Optare shop steward Donate to the strike fund via bank transfer to
to Bank: Unity Trust bank; Account name: NE/200/1 Optare Branch; Account number: 20327132 Sort code: 60-83-01
Unite Press Release 14 December 2020