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Poll: Are Bus Éireann workers right to go on strike?

Management says cost-cutting measures are necessary but unions say their members will be thousands of euro worse off as a result of the changes. What do you think?

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

WORKERS AT BUS Éireann have begun an all out strike today following a long-running dispute with management over changes to pay and conditions.

With the company introducing €5 million in cost-cutting measures including cuts to premium pay and an increase in working hours for some employees, workers affiliated to the National Bus and Rail Union have said enough is enough and gone on strike.

The union argues that some of their members will be thousands of euro worse off every year as a result of the changes but management says the cost-cutting measures are necessary in order for the company to remain viable. The changes Bus Éireann is introducing and its justification for the measures can be read here.

But today we want to know what you think: Are Bus Éireann workers right to go on strike?


Poll Results:

No (3962)
Don't know (2823)
Yes (2039)



Read: Here are the Bus Éireann services cancelled because of strike action

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