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bus service

17 petitions

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Petition to Mike Brown

Prevent bus companies from bullying drivers

Bus companies profit from operating mileage Because of the competition among bus operators bus drivers often are bullied:  When requesting to take a toilet break When driving under speed limits When we have a faulty bus When assisting passengers When raising a safety concern When running late in service When with a cold/hot bus The above list is not exhaustive.  It is unacepptable that a bus drivers' have to put up with bullying language and forms of intimidation by the bus companies. Usually threatened in the cab or victimised at work in a dark corner. The threats are usually failure of probation, termination of employment contract,  limit chance of promotion in the structures of the company and finishing late.  Bus drivers often find themselves being called "trouble maker" for acting in the interest of safety.  We call on the TfL to investigate all bus operators.  Hold bus operators accountable by ensuring all the recommendations in the driven to distraction report are adhered to by TfL and it's Bus Operators.   All radio communications are observed independetly by an independent organisation between bus driver and the bus operator. We would like an audit carried out on the calls regularly and randomly to ensure bus drivers are not bullied.  Implement professional radio protocol to bus drivers with language that are not deemed to be pressuring or intimidating.  There have been far too many injuries and deaths bus related and accidents due to the bullying culture from Bus companies. By law the public, police, trade associations and a trade union can object the renewal of a bus operators license. Thus this petition falls under the category as public and trade union as bus workers in London are members of UNITE the Union.  There are 25,000 bus workers in London and we aim to reach all passengers, public and bus drivers themselves calling for change.  This petition was sent to office of the traffic commissioner and as they have failed to take action we are now sending this to the TfL.     

Muhsin (Moe) Manir
2,766 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Cambridge City Council, Stagecoach East, Department for transport

Improving local transport in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

As a Cambridge citizen, I can no longer witness the terrible service by Stagecoach East. The long delays of some of the main city bus lines are stressing hundreds of people every single day. The lack of adequate information about the constant delays is also a huge problem. Everybody in town knows how hard it is to catch your morning bus when using Citi2, not to mention the buses serving Bar Hill, Waterbeach and the rest of the area. In the hottest days of summer, most of the buses have long delays - take a look at Stage coach's Twitter account and Google Reviews and you will see that this is not one citizen's problem, it is the problem of the whole Cambridgeshire area.  I urge every citizen, who feels failed by the Stagecoach East services to join me, by signing this petition. This summer the prices of the tickets were raised - sadly, the quality of the service is only becoming worse. I think we must all unite to improve the image of our city - Cambridge's famous worldwide, but once you step here, you realize how hard it actually is to go from one place to another, without having to wait and lose precious time at the city's bus stops.  I am addressing my plea to the city's authorities - please take action, investigate the issue and work to improve the situation. Find the real reason behind all those delays. A discussion must start - between the City Council and Stagecoach East's managing team, their drivers and all staff. All citizens and guests of the city deserve much better public transport. 

Ellie Georgieva
76 supporters