Saturday 17 December 2011
Bus Drivers Demand Olympic Bonus
The Mayor branded Tube and bus drivers as "chiselling". He said: "It is incredible that people are using their positions to lever more money out of London's transport budget. I don't think it is reasonable."
Unite London regional secretary Peter Kavanagh said an extra 800,000 passengers are expected on buses during the Olympics, meaning staff will be working far harder, with "significantly increased revenue" for Transport for London.
"We are just looking for a fair share," he said. Bus drivers earn an average of £24,000 - among the lowest rates for transport workers in London.