On Tuesday 19 March, Hackney’s special needs transport workers struck to demand shift allowances.
Two dozen strikers joined the picket line at the depot in Leyton, and were in good spirits despite the drizzle. Pickets included both passenger escorts and drivers, and the majority were black and ethnic minority women.
Only four workers had broken the strike, which was the first of six named days of action.
Hackney Labour Party activists attended the picket line and told strikers that although the Labour Council is frustrating them, rank-and-file members support them.