London bus strikes are due to happen not once, but three times in February – according to new updates from Transport For London.
The city’s Evening Standard reports that the first strike will take place this Thursday, February 5, and will run from 4am on Thursday until Friday morning. Subsequent strikes are planned for Friday 13 February and Monday 16 February.
Unions have confirmed that the new strike action continues their campaign to secure equal pay for drivers across 18 service providers.
Transport for London has cautioned travellers that the strike will cause significant disruption, and if the January bus strike is any measure, should see Tube networks clogged by commuters looking for alternative transport.
Wayne King, Unite regional officer said in a statement, “We urge London’s bus operators to see sense and collectively engage in talks to give London’s bus workers a fair deal.”
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We will keep you updated on the second and third bus strikes if they occur. Stay tuned.
For now though, here’s a list of bus services that will be running as normal. Transport for London warns that they will be busier than usual, so bear that in mind tomorrow: