More than 4,000 bus drivers working for Metroline in London have overwhelmingly voted for strike action over the controversial ‘remote sign-on’ policy, Unite the union, noted on Monday 12 April .
‘Remote sign-on’ means drivers do not report to a depot, but meet their bus at an alternative location, such as a bus stop. It forces drivers to start work away from the depot, reducing costs and boosting the company’s profits. The policy raises concerns over lack of toilets and canteens; increased driving hours; and waiting for the bus in unpredictable weather.
Brent Trades Council is strongly opposed to remote sign on and has written an open letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan asking the Mayor to stop remote sign.
Add your name to ours by by signing our open letter: https://www.megaphone.org.uk/p/BrentTradesCouncil
The short video below created by Unite explains why drivers are opposing ‘remote sign-on’: