SUPPORT YOUR BUS DRIVERS!
END METROLINE RACE TO THE BOTTOM:
REINSTATE OSCAR ALVAREZ
Oscar Alvarez has been a London bus driver for 8 1/2 years. He reached the 10th position nationwide in Blackpool Best Bus Driver of the Year 2007 competition which to date is still unbeaten by any Metroline driver.
Now he has been unfairly sacked following a disagreement with a car driver who cut up his bus endangering herself and others. Oscar was simply defending the safety of his passengers and other road users.
Oscar is also a union activist defending his colleagues from a race-to-the-bottom attack on their terms and conditions - coincidence? Gerry Downing, another union activist, was recently sacked for similar reasons but has now won his job back. Other drivers in similar incidents have not been sacked.
TAKE ACTION: SEE OUR 3 EASY WAYS TO HELP
PLEASE HELP OSCAR
- JOIN OUR EMAIL CAMPAIGN
Copy the model letter below and email it to Metroline:
- Sean O’Shea (Chief Operating Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jaspal Singh (Chief Executive) email@example.com
- Nina Johnson (Senior HR Advisor) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Metroline Head Office email@example.com
Dear Mr. Sean O’Shea,
Re: Compassionate appeal – Mr Oscar Alvarez
I am writing to you as a member of the public and Metroline bus passenger to express my deep concern about the dismissal of Mr Oscar Alvarez, ex Metroline driver from the West Perivale Garage. Rather than gross misconduct it seems to me that Mr Alvarez actions should be construed as an attempt to correct the driving behaviour of another driver who had not only endangered her own safety, but also that of her baby and other road users. My understanding is that Mr Alvarez is an excellent driver; indeed has won a national award for good driving on behalf of Metroline. It is my firm belief that his action does not amount to gross misconduct and so I am requesting that you accept his appeal for reinstatement.
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- PHONE METROLINE
Urge them to reinstate Oscar. Please focus on Oscar’s great record as an outstanding driver and on the very weak merits of his case.
- Directors Office: 020 8218 8844 Comments: 0845 300 70003. SPREAD THE WORD & BUILD THE CAMPAIGN
- You can do this by
- Leafleting Metroline: Session dates and times will be posted at http://tiny.cc/REINSTATEOSCARNOW
- Sharing this by e-mail with your contacts
An injury to one is an injury to all!