Public is on bus drivers' side - so far - and holding us to ransom is wrong
My father was a bus driver. So I know it's not an easy job, between shift work, a seven-day rota and the responsibility it carries - drivers hold people's lives between their hands.
In addition, a certain amount of risk from violence looms during the working day. Drivers are subjected to verbal and physical assault, while Dublin drivers also suffer stress negotiating city gridlock.
It is a testament to how well they fulfil their duties with courtesy and efficiency that the public is largely supportive of striking drivers, despite the inconvenience.