Transport and General Workers Union to launch drive for better wages for road transport staff

The UK’s largest transport union is planning to launch a major offensive in 2007 to improve pay for road transport workers across public transport, haulage, distribution and logistics.

The Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) made its announcement on the same day as London bus workers went on strike for a second day in the first industrial action to take place on the capital’s buses for seven years.

Graham Stevenson, T&G national organiser for transport, said the London strike was the first indication of the new strategy.

He said the union intended to make lorry and van drivers the main focus in 2007.

“The T&G is preparing a major wages offensive for 2007 for all road transport workers. The London bus workers are in the vanguard of the campaign,” he said.

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