Brent Trades Council is urging local residents and trade unionists to sign an open letter to Sadiq Khan urging him to stop attempts to change the working conditions of London bus drivers.
The change, called 'remote sign on', would mean drivers instead of going to a garage to begin their working day going to a bus stop or other venue and joining a bus. Their working time would begin at that point and pay would be reduced if the bus was late. Drivers would only be paid for the time they are behind the wheel. The bus stop would of course lack the facilities of toilets and canteens available at a garage and limit interaction with other bus workers. It is believed that the change would equate to a 7% fall in earnings.