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Petition to DVSA

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 driver has 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 DVSA to investigate all bus operators.  As part of the investigation we ask the DVSA to read the "driven to distraction" report by the London Assembly - Transport Committee.  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 recorded 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 DVSA.     

Muhsin (Moe) Manir
1,493 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Dr Matthew Patrick

Love Cinema? Save The Cinema Museum

I am a volunteer at The Cinema Museum, I love film, cinema and what those shared experiences can mean for people and how it brings people together. The old Lambeth Workhouse where filmmaker Charlie Chaplin spent some of his childhood has been home to The Cinema Museum for 19 years. That local historic film connection makes it a perfect home for us. Despite numerous attempts to buy the building over the years and promises in writing from SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) that they would sell it to the Museum for a fair and independent price, they are now planning to sell at speed to the highest bidder, telling them The Cinema Museum’s lease expires in March 2018, implying that we can be easily evicted. The Museum has never asked SLaM for charity – its prepared to pay a fair price to secure its home and its future so why does SLaM keep refusing to do that? The Cinema Museum is willing to work with potential developers to find a solution that provides affordable housing without destroying cinema heritage, our Museum and our important community-wellbeing work. The Museum is entirely run by volunteers at no cost to the public purse and it has a committed following – proven when the Museum recently won the Time Out Love London award. We call on Dr Matthew Patrick at the NHS Trust and the board of SLaM, to keep their promise, be fair to the Museum who have provided vital community services (as well as housing the countries most significant collection of cinema memorabilia) and agree to work with us to find a solution that guarantees not just their sale profits, but also our sustainable future. Please sign and share, our future depends on it!   

Liz Waldy
31,381 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Bjorn Ulvaeus, Ingrid Sutej, Staffan Holm, My Blomgren, Lambeth Planning, Coin Street Community Builders, Mamma Mia The Party, Cllr Jen Mosley, Cllr Kevin Craig, Cllr Ben Kind, Kate Hoey MP, Petter Hakanson, Cllr Clair Wilcox, Cllr Joanne Simpson, Gorel Hanser, Florence Eshalomi, Cllr Lib Peck

Björn Ulvaeus: don't put your Abba-themed party on land intended for social housing

We are raising funds for a legal challenge to stop this injustice! Help here thanks: Read why this is important... Waterloo residents oppose plans for an Abba-themed restaurant party venue  Mamma Mia -The Party! (MMTP) to be constructed on land that has always been earmarked for social housing in a highly residential area. The impact will be catastrophic with 500 party revellers flocking every day/night (twice at weekends!) to an area that is already overly congested with tourists and vehicles. Landowners Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB*) have an obligation to provide social housing on this site but this obligation runs out in 2025 and after that, the land would be lost to the community forever, if MMTP is still going by then. What's wrong with this proposal? The lease for this proposed 'temporary' pop-up theatre was  originally for 10 years! Now reduced to 5 years with an intent for 10 years - who are they trying to kid? The venue/site is right next door to hundreds of people's homes Crowds of 500-1000 people would bring anti-social behaviour from 6pm-11.30pm/midnight daily, e.g. noise, litter, public urination, intrusion into people's space/gardens There would be an increase of vehicles to transport visitors and for deliveries, with no extra parking facilities in the vicinity This would increase pollution not only in terms of air quality but also noise and light pollution from the venue itself There has been minimal local consultation and no public consultation yet the planning application has already been submitted giving very little time to voice concerns One of London's biggest crises is the lack of 'affordable'/social housing. CSCB has a duty to provide this and could easily do so with temporary pop-up housing as evidenced by the project in Lewisham And Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus and team could easily find another venue for their riotous new party attraction that would draw unwanted drunken revellers to highly residential parts of Waterloo. MMTP in Stockholm is set in an entertainment resort so come on Abba - please don't sell the people of Waterloo down the river! Help us to find a solution that works for all.  *Background: CSCB acquired the site cheaply along with several others in 1985 after a ten-year campaign by the local community to get affordable housing and facilities including workspaces, a community centre, shops and a park. They were sold the sites on a subsidised discount by the Greater London Council on the basis that they would swiftly develop a community-backed scheme approved in 1983. CSCB haven’t built any affordable housing for 15 years, and earlier this year, privately stated that they don’t intend to build any more. They claim that they intend to ‘move forward’ on the site as an extension to the Neighbourhood Centre. But this is already the biggest community centre in London given the modest number (220) of households served by it! Mostly it is vacant or taken up with commercial events, not community activities. The board of CSCB is non-elected. Residents have a reviewable 5 year lease only, with no say in the running of CSCB.

Waterloo Residents Alliance
1,098 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Local mp, UK Parliament

Setting up a bereavement charity in Redditch

Petition To Set Up Finley's Tiny Hearts Bereavement Group. Hello All My Name Is Kirsty Southwell From Redditch I'm 28 Years Old The Reason Why I Am Setting Up This Group Is In Memory Of My Son Finley Born Sleeping On 29th July 2017 Finley Passed Away From Blood Clots In The Placenta This Is Called Intrauterine Death Which Finley Passed Away As He was Not Growing Properly Which Stopped Him From Getting The nutrients He Needed For Him To Grow His Postmortem Results Showed He Passed Away Days Before I Knew But I Still Felt Movements Which My Body Was Getting Ready To Go In To Labour Finley Was Only At 30 Weeks And 5 Days Gestation He Was Very Small For His Gestation He Weighed 2Ib 1oz He Was Too Precious For This World I Miss Him Everyday Forever And Always. This Group Is Also Set Up In Memory Of All Baby Angels Born Sleeping. I'm Also Looking At Funding For A Venue For Group Sessions To Help And Support Families Going Through This Difficult Journey As We Have Nothing Here In Redditch For Grieving Families To Go And Get Support From.No One Should Ever Feel Alone And That It Is Ok Not To Be Ok Please Help And Show Support If You Or Anyone Else You Know That Are Going Through This Heartbreaking Time Please Reach Out To Us When Ever You Are Ready Anytime Day Or Night Please Reach Out To Us We Are On Facebook But This Is A Petition To Get Finley's Tiny Hearts Bereavement Group Set Up Properly In Redditch Worcestershire. Thank You For Reading.

Kirsty Southwell
194 supporters