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Breakthrough in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann disputes

Meanwhile, unions at Bus Eireann have entered talks to see if they can find a way to avoid next week’s strike.

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THERE HAS BEEN a breakthrough in both the Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann disputes.

Unions at Bus Eireann have agreed to postpone Monday’s strike action while the strike ballot planned for Dublin Bus for tomorrow has been called off.

SIPTU representatives for Dublin Bus have said that a potential dispute has been averted following the union receiving written confirmation that management intends to honour an agreement on pensionable pay.

Union Organiser, John Murphy said,“Where unions and companies make agreements, particularly where the parties are tasked with the delivery of a vital public service, it is vital that they are honoured fully.

This is particularly the case with public transport, as the impact of any dispute will not only affect the employees and the company involved but also the travelling public who are dependent on their services.

Meanwhile, unions at Bus Éireann have agreed to postpone Monday’s strike action. In a statement this evening, the National Bus and Rail Union said:

“The WRC have today requested that all parties, Unions and Management at Bus Éireann postpone all actions scheduled for 20 February to facilitate discussions on all issues on Friday 17, Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 February.

Whist we remain of the view that a multi-stakeholder involvement will ultimately be required to resolve this dispute, in deference to the WRC, we are prepared to engage in this process to establish if we can achieve some progress towards an overarching and sustainable resolution.

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