Thursday 14 December 2017

Dublin Bus issues must be resolved

Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency
Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency


After two days of strike action, and the threat of a further four to come over the next two weeks, the industrial dispute at Dublin Bus at this stage seems no closer to resolution. It will have to be resolved eventually - but not before further severe disruption to the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of public transport users in the capital city.

It is to be strongly urged that both Dublin Bus management and the various transport unions involved resume negotiations quickly to imaginatively bridge the gap that currently exists between both sides and bring certainty to the travel plans of the many customers of the company.

After 13 months of negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission followed by a recommendation by the Labour Court, the unions have rejected a significant pay increase offer of 8.25pc (over three years) for all employees.

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