Unite officer Michelle Braveboy stated the strikes will trigger “critical disruption” to providers.
Right here we take at look which bus routes shall be impacted by the strike motion:
Why are the drivers putting?
Ms Braveboy stated phrases and situations are being “attacked”, with some drivers dealing with a pay minimize of £2,500 a yr.”
She added: “Our members don’t have any choice aside from to struggle again in opposition to these assaults, whereas recognising the disruption brought about.
“They’re reluctant to take strike motion at a time of nationwide emergency, however really feel they’ve been pushed in opposition to the wall.”
How lengthy will the London bus strikes final?
Employees at London United, which offers bus providers in south and west London, will strike for 3 days from Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24.
Drivers at High quality Line, based mostly at a depot in Epsom, Surrey, will take motion on Monday and Tuesday.
Unite members at London Sovereign, which runs providers in north-west London, will stroll out on Monday and once more on March 3.
Which London bus routes have been affected?
It expects 59 day routes, six 24-hour routes, six evening routes and 9 college routes, primarily in south west London, shall be impacted by the strike.
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The London United routes, which shall be affected between February 22 to 24 are: 18, 33, 65, 70, 71, 72, 85, 94, 110, 111, 116, 148, 203, 216, 220, 223, 224, 265, 266, 281, 283, 371, 406, 411, 418, 419, 423, 440, 613, 662, 665, 671, 681, 696, 697, 465, N18, N33, N65, N72, N266, C1, H22, H32, H37, H98, K1, K2, K3, K4 and K5.
The High quality Line routes, which shall be affected on February 22 and 23 are: 293, 404, 413, 463, 467, 470, 633, S1, S3.
The London Sovereign routes, which we be affected on February 22 are: 79, 142, 183, 251, 258, 288, 303, 326, 395, 398, 642, N5, H9, H10, H11, H12, H14, H17, H18 and H19.
What motion is TfL taking?
TfL stated it’s going to guarantee as many bus providers run as doable however prospects in west, south west and north west London and elements of Surrey and Hertfordshire are suggested to examine earlier than they journey.
Regular providers are anticipated to renew from 6am on Thursday subsequent week.
TfL stated it’s going to contact all registered Oyster card customers of the affected routes to advise of the potential disruption.
Claire Mann, Director of Bus Operations at TfL, stated: “We’re sorry that a few of our prospects could expertise disruption to their journeys early subsequent week.
“We’re doing all we are able to to minimise this, however prospects ought to examine earlier than they journey and go away extra time for his or her journeys, whereas remembering the Authorities’s recommendation to proceed to remain at dwelling if they’ll.
“We urge all events to sit down down and discuss via the problems to try to resolve them as quickly as doable.”