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Bus Strike Update: Check here to see how many buses are running on your route today

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AROUND 20,000 bus workers are on strike across London this morning in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Many commuters faced travel chaos across the borough this morning as most of the buses which serve the borough are not running a normal service.

The disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day, with the strike due to end at midnight.

A picket line has been set up at South Croydon bus garage where many of Croydon's bus services are run from.

The garage is run by Arriva, one of 16 bus companies involved in the dispute.

Staff at Abellio and Go-Ahead which run bus depots in Beddington, are also striking.

For TfL's full list which shows how many buses are running on each route today, click here.

Unite, the union which called the strike, called on Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Transport for London to sit down with bus companies to address pay inequality between employers.

Unite says drivers' pay varies from £9.30 to £12.34 an hour depending on the company.

Unite regional officer Wayne King said: "TfL and the mayor need to take a look at the streets of London today and bang the bus operators' heads together to end the pay inequality on London's buses.

Transport for London said the walk-out was "disappointing".

Mike Weston, TfL's Director of Buses, said: "I am very sorry that the leadership of Unite have chosen to disrupt the journeys of bus passengers.

"As in all professions, bus drivers have different skills and experience and it is only right that this can be reflected in pay.

Bus Strike Update: Check here to see how many buses are running on your route today


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