London bus dispute, 1958

Photograph of bus workers on their way to a mass meeting at the Empress Hall, Earls Court on May 2, 1958. The London bus strike saw the complete withdrawal of all Central and Country areas buses from May 5 to June 20, 1958. London Transport had offered a pay increase only to Central London bus services and nothing to Country and Green Line services. 50,000 bus workers came out, but although some concessions were eventually made, the strike was seen as unsuccessful and the Transport and General Workers' Union suffered severe financial losses. A strike-breaking organisation, calling itself "The People's League for the Defence of Freedom" obtained permission to run a few bus services in and around the capital.

Title London bus dispute, 1958
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1958
Format Photograph
Copyright TFL from the London Transport Museum Collection
Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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