A FINAL effort to resolve the dispute at Dublin Bus is under way with the formation of a high-powered group of union officials and civil servants.
The group met in Dublin to investigate how to move forward the dispute over the company's €11.7m cost-cutting plan.
The group is composed of the general secretary of ICTU Dave Begg, the chief executive of Ibec Danny McCoy, the secretary general in the Department of Transport Tom O'Mahony, and the secretary general in Enterprise, and Employment John Murphy.
Around 2,500 bus drivers have rejected cost proposals from the company and the Labour Court on three separate occasions over the last few weeks.
The remaining 1,000 workers in Dublin Bus, including clerical and supervisory staff, have already accepted the plan.