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Dublin: 19 °C Saturday 30 May, 2020

School bus drivers to be asked if they want to join strike action

Bus Éireann workers have been striking for eight days now – but school services hadn’t been affected.

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UNIONS WILL BALLOT members who work as Bus Éireann school bus drivers for industrial action because of the threat to their jobs due to the stand-off between workers and management.

Siptu Sector Organiser, Willie Noone, said:

“Today, the Siptu National School Bus Drivers Committee decided to commence the process of balloting its members for industrial and strike action in sympathy and support of their colleagues in Bus Éireann.

“Although they are employees of Bus Éireann these workers have to date not been party to the ongoing dispute at the company.

However, it is now known that their livelihoods will also be adversely affected in the circumstances that their employer is not able to continue trading.
This leaves our members with no other option but to consider industrial action to protect their jobs and the services they provide.

The ballot for industrial action by Siptu members employed as Bus Éireann school bus drivers is scheduled to be completed by 21 April.

Read: Irish Rail and Dublin Bus back to normal for the journey home

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