Saturday, 22 June 2013

No Fun For London's Bus Passengers

No fun for many of London's bus passengers this morning, but they may be interested to know how other Olympic cities managed the visitor transportation issue. Certain parties will not be surprised to know however that in Athens 'palms were crossed with silver' in order to get drivers to work at Olympic time according to Mayor of London Boris Johnston on LBC radio in London this morning.

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Unite London bus drivers seem to have a fair point :

'Virtually every single London transport worker will receive recognition for their extra contribution to help London run smoothly. Workers at London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railways (DLR), Network Rail and Virgin Rail will all receive a payment of at least £500. Yet the workers who operate London’s iconic red buses are being given nothing. Despite repeated requests, London’s bus operators have refused to even meet with Unite the union to discuss plans for the Games.'