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Bus workers' Olympic strike

Thousands of bus workers in London have voted by a majority of nine to one to go on strike in a row over payments to work during the London 2012 Olympic Games, said Unite.

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Unite's regional secretary for London backs bus workers

TfL chiefs on six figure salaries are in line to earn Olympic bonuses worth 160 times more than bus workers are asking for.

These revelations will infuriate our members and serve to strengthen their resolve to fight for fairness. TfL have done nothing to help get the bus companies around the table to resolve this dispute. Since September last year TfL have consistently refused to get involved.

All they can do is condemn workers asking for a fair award for the massive increase in workload that they will face during this historic occasion.

There is no doubt that with the huge numbers of extra passengers and major congestion on London's roads, bus workers will be on the frontline, ensuring London runs smoothly during the Olympics.

TfL's approach to this dispute is a dereliction of duty to London, it is time they acted responsibly.

– Unite's regional secretary for London Peter Kavanagh

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