Boris pledges bus bonus cash

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BORIS Johnson has pledged to make an £8.3m pot available to fund an Olympics bonus for bus drivers and avert strike action tomorrow.

The Mayor yesterday told the London Assembly that money from the Olympic Delivery Authority could be used to compensate the city’s bus drivers for working during the Games, in line with other transport staff. The Unite union, which has said up to 21,000 staff could strike, will meet with bus firms today to discuss the offer.