To have bus drivers changed to skilled workers and key workers permanently

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To have bus drivers changed to skilled workers and key workers permanently

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James Rossi started this petition to office of the national statistics and

I would like the term low skilled to be removed from the office of national statistics. To have bus drivers classified as skilled workers. To have bus drivers classified as key workers. The term low skilled is demeaning and an insult to bus drivers and carers etc etc. Bus drivers spend over two years in London attaining there qualifications. We have 3 theory tests and two practical tests, to pass before we can drive a bus.

Once a driver, we spend another 2 years working towards our NVQ Qualifications. Whilst doing this we are doing CPC Courses regularly throughout our driving careers to keep us up-to-date with health and safety, political correctness etc etc. We have the responsibility of everyone on the bus their health and wellbeing are our responsibility until they get off. We are considered professional drivers so should be considered skilled workers.

In line with my job as a bus driver I saved someone's life, we are responsible for everything that happens on the bus. We should be recognised as skilled key workers.

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