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Unite bus workers storm TfL building over cuts

BUS workers stormed the offices of Transport for London (TfL) today in protest against proposals by bosses to make sweeping cuts to essential services.

The action, which the Unite union said was backed by trade unionists and passengers, saw demonstrators march into the lobby of an office building in Waterloo, chanting: “TfL, are you nuts, London bus don’t want your cuts.”

The local government body plans to axe up to 16 routes and amend 78 more to meet savings targets imposed by Tory ministers following a significant hit to passenger numbers at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unite regional officer John Murphy told the Morning Star that the workers “marched to TfL offices to make sure that they are being listened to.

“This action was supported by people from all sorts of groups who depend on London buses.

“The people of London depend on a good, properly funded and supported transport network, especially with the escalating cost of fuel.

“These people and the bus workers, who we all applauded through Covid, need to be given proper consideration, rather than used as a political football.”

TfL claims changes are inevitable following the pandemic’s financial impact. 

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