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London will be left without buses

August 29 2008

Two and a half thousand drivers' London buses will hold on Friday a large-scale strike. Twenty-four hour rally will begin on Friday at 3.00 local time (6.00 GMT). As reported by trade union Unite, bus drivers require a substantial increase in wages, while their employer - a company First - claims that can not raise their salaries by more than 4%.

"Buses bring the city more income, while our employees will have to understand how to cope with the ever-increasing prices in one of the most expensive cities in the world," - said a spokesman for the union. If a professional association fail to agree with the First, on Friday Londoners face serious difficulties - will be paralyzed 14% of all London bus.

The most critical situation with public transport occur in eastern, central and western parts of the British capital. The representative of Unite, warned that while the union members will not receive decent salaries, strikes will continue, and the people of London will change from buses to other modes of transport.

The union argues that if the First will not make concessions, the major disruptions in the transportation system expect Londoners to 12 and Sept. 13, when employees do not come back to work. It is also possible that to them these days and join the bus drivers who are employees of other companies, according to RIA News .

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