Unite the Union have today warned that if bus drivers are not given payment in recognition of the increase to their workload during the Olympics, thousands will strike both before and during the summer's games.
20,000 bus drivers are just days away from voting on industrial action that will cause chaos to London's already over-capacity transport system during the two-weeks of the Olympics.
The bus companies are the only London transport operators refusing to give their workers a bonus for the inevitable extra work and strain they will put under. London Underground, Overground, DLR, Network Rail and Virgin Rail staff will all receive at least £500.
Unite are calling on London's newly re-elected Mayor, Boris Johnson, to put pressure on the bus operators to avoid what will be a seriously disruptive strike if workers vote in favour of industrial action.