Wednesday 17 January 2018

School bus drivers and Irish Rail worker vote in favour of industrial action

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School bus drivers and Siptu workers at Irish Rail have voted in favour of taking industrial action in support of their colleagues in Bus Éireann.

A ballot of Siptu workers at both transport providers was completed today.

Siptu Organiser, Paul Cullen, said: “The ballot count has been completed and the majority of SIPTU members in both Irish Rail and those employed as school bus drivers by Bus Éireann have voted to take industrial action in support of, and in sympathy with, their Bus Éireann colleagues.

"Our members in Irish Rail voted by 73per cent to 27pc in favour of industrial action while those employed as school bus drivers by Bus Éireann voted by 72pc to 28pc in favour.”

He added: “Bus Éireann workers are commencing a ballot on a Labour Court recommendation concerning this dispute. SIPTU representatives are currently holding meetings throughout the country with our members in Bus Éireann. The result of their ballot will be pivotal in deciding the course of this dispute.”

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