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Bus Éireann management and unions meet for talks at Labour Relations Commission

Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association and Siptu have threatened industrial action from this Sunday.

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BUS ÉIREANN MANAGEMENT is to attend talks at the Labour Relations Commission alongside unions later today, where discussions will focus on avoiding the threat of industrial action from Sunday.

Bus Éireann recently outlined plans to implement cuts in terms and conditions without union agreement, which led to ballots among members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association and Siptu who voted in favour of strike action.

The company said it had proposed cutting overtime, shift, premium and rota payments, and annual leave entitlements in order to meet savings targets – and warned of annual losses totalling €16 million if the cuts are not made.

In a statement released last night, company management said:

As we have done throughout this process, Bus Éireann will engage in any discussions in the Labour Relations Commission positively and proactively. It would be inappropriate for the company to comment further at this time.

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