23/04/2013 by socialistfight
Brent Trades Union Council:
Public Meeting: Stop the race to the bottom!
Reject the new contracts, stop the sackings!
Two local activists on Metroline buses have been sacked recently. Both were sacked on trivial complaints from passengers that in the past would have resulted in a reprimand at worst.
These sackings come in the middle of an attempt to impose new contracts. The company was forced to withdraw them after the two sacked drivers led the opposition to them. These attacks are part of the management’s attempt to lower pay by dismissing established drivers and employing new starters on lower rates. This means no one is safe.
As London busworkers we know we can bring the management to heel. We know how quickly they conceded the Olympic bonus when we took one days strike. Come to the meeting to discuss how we can begin to organise the fightback.