Unite, the union that represents 20,000 bus drivers in London, have spoken out against the bus bosses' refusal to grant workers an Olympic bonus.
Unite has accused Transport for London (TfL) of ‘barefaced hypocrisy’ following revelations that senior TfL executives are in line to earn Olympic bonuses 160 times more than the award bus workers are demanding, let alone actually receiving.
Union News have reported that:
This statement by Daniels, has prompted the heating up of the battle for bonuses.
Not only are senior executives earning bonuses, but all other London transport staff are receiving a bonus of at least £500 for the inevitable increased strain they will suffer during the Olympics.
That the bus drivers have been left out has lead to calls for industrial action, due to be decided shortly. Last week 94% of Unite members voted in favour of a strike, the union are now giving TfL one last chance before dates are set.