'Seal front doors shut' to protect drivers, demands union after eight London bus workers die

The front passenger doors on all London buses should be sealed shut to protect drivers, union leaders demanded today.

Eight bus workers in the capital have died after developing coronavirus symptoms.

More than a million people are travelling on London buses every day despite the government’s lockdown.

Leaders of the Unite union have complained about a lack of Personal Protection Equipment for drivers.

The union today called on Transport for London to stop passengers using the front door.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said closing the doors could cause other problems.