Union Urges London Bus Workers To Take Deal, End Threat Of Olympics Strike
London bus workers are "being urged to accept a peace deal" that will end a potential bus strike during the Olympics, after British union Unite "secured an offer from bus operators," according to Dan Milmo of the London GUARDIAN. Members of the union were threatening stoppage on July 24, just days before the Olympics opening ceremony, "in a row over bonus payments for working during the Games." An offer was made following days of talks between Unite and privately owned bus operators. A vote will take place next week, although Unite "declined to reveal details of the offer until it had been passed to members" (GUARDIAN, 7/10).