Bus workers furious over gov't plans to end mandatory masks

Unite officer John Murphy: ‘taking off masks will increase the risk’ to bus workers

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Bus workers, Unite members, have reacted with fury after prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday (July 5) that mask wearing would no longer be compulsory in any setting from July 19.

Since the pandemic began, more than 50 bus workers have lost their lives to coronavirus.

In the clip below, Unite lead officer for London buses John Murphy explains why wearing masks on buses plays an absolutely essential role in keeping bus workers safe.

Clip compiled by Martin Scanlon

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