Sign up to support our campaign to stop ‘remote sign on’ on London buses

In just a few weeks Transport for London (TfL) is due to report back on a controversial working practice that if introduced could cause serious harm to London’s bus drivers.

We can’t let this happen.

Remote sign on (RSO) is bad news. 84% of bus drivers polled believe it will be bad for them. The only reason the bus companies want to bring it in is to cut costs and boost profits -the welfare of drivers and passengers is pushed to the back of the bus.

With remote sign on drivers no longer start their shift at a depot but meet their bus at another location like a bus stop. Unite has raised very serious concerns about the impact RSOs will have on the safety, fatigue, health and the well-being of drivers. We’ve calculated that drivers will lose around 7% of their wages because of RSO, forcing drivers to work longer hours to make up the shortfall. While the lack of access to toilet and rest facilities is likely to add to and worsen the fatigue and ill health already suffered by London’s bus drivers.

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To everyone else, add your name to support our bus driver members. They put their lives on the line to keep the capital moving during the Covid-19 pandemic, they shouldn’t be under attack now. 

Remote sign on is a reckless experiment with the capital's transport system.