Opinion Ian O'Doherty

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Our bus drivers could learn about hearts and minds from the post office workers

Siptu negotiator Owen Reidy
Siptu negotiator Owen Reidy
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

How was the long weekend for you?

Any plans for a back garden barbecue probably went out the window as the rain bounced off the streets and for many of us, even the prospect of getting the bus into town was also off the menu - not because of the lousy weather but because of the industrial action which meant that you couldn't get a bus into town. Or to the airport. Or, if you managed to get into town, you were probably in for a nasty shock when you discovered that the Nitelink service had also been hit by the strike.

In all, it's estimated that at least 850,000 commuters were adversely affected by the two-day stoppage which was organised by the NBRU and Siptu and ensured that there was no public transport during one of the biggest bank holiday weekends of the year.

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