Saturday 17 March 2018

Anne-Marie Walsh: Ross under pressure to produce his chequebook

Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Arthur Carron
Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Arthur Carron

Anne-Marie Walsh

The time for a showdown at Bus Éireann is almost upon us and everyone is waiting for the company to pull the trigger.

After the Mexican standoff that led to the collapse of talks this week to avert a now imminent all-out strike, there were whispers that it could begin as early as Monday. There were dire predictions yesterday. The board was supposed to meet to make a date to impose cuts to workers' earning that would spark rural transport Armageddon.

But that didn't happen, and instead meetings were still underway to finalise the cuts that have been drip-fed to staff in a succession of letters in the last few weeks.

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