Thursday 17 May 2012 3.40pm
There may be no logical reason for extra money, but as the precedent has been set by giving tube drivers a bonus then the bus drivers can reasonably expect to be treated the same. I'm sure driving a bus is far more stressful with traffic and passengers to contend with than driving a train. The technology exists to automate the tube and dispense with drivers, but automating a bus is a long way off.
Having said that if you were offered a bonus in any job you would hardly turn it down regardless of merit.