UK: Bus strike to cause chaos in London next weekend


A 48-hour walk-out by bus staff over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend in the UK could cause traffic chaos in London, according to The Evening Standard.

More than 400 controllers are set to strike from August 27-29 in a row over pay, sparking fears of widespread disruption across the capital.

Staff responsible for rerouting buses for major events, including Notting Hill carnival, are among those involved in the dispute.

The walk-out comes as more than two million people are expected to descend on west London for the carnival.

The 3,5-mile-long parade will shut down huge swathes of Notting Hill, Westbourne Park and Labroke Grove.

Tube stations will operate an exit-only policy at certain times during the event leaving visitors reliant on buses to get around.


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