Government  to privatise 10% of Dublin Bus routes

The Government, via the National Transport Authority (NTA) have announced plans to privatise 10% of Dublin Bus routes. Over 350 drivers will be affected  and the plan will mean a private multinational will be given over 150 buses by the state to operate the routes affected. A similar plan will be announced soon for Bus Eireann routes.

Government  to privatise 10% of Dublin Bus routes

pic: Go Ahead bus awarded contract By Owen McCormack Despite attempts to paint it as otherwise this is privatisation. Existing publicly owned services and buses will be handed over to a multinational to operate for profit. The move is justified by the NTA on the grounds that increased “competition” in buses operating in Dublin will mean […]

Support the bus workers – they are fighting for us all

Dublin Bus workers, drivers and other Dublin bus employees, held a very successful 2-day strike on Thursday and Friday 8/9 September. They have more action planned for the weeks ahead.

Support the bus workers – they are fighting for us all

Dublin Bus workers, drivers and other Dublin bus employees, held a very successful 2-day strike on Thursday and Friday 8/9 September. They have more action planned for the weeks ahead. The bus workers have a rock solid case for their 21% pay claim over three years. They have had no pay rise since 2008. They […]

Growing pay revolt should be supported by all workers: SUPPORT TRAIN DRIVERS PAY FIGHT

Socialist Worker industrial correspondent, Owen McCormack reports on important current disputes.

Growing pay revolt should be supported by all workers: SUPPORT TRAIN DRIVERS PAY FIGHT

Socialist Worker industrial correspondent, Owen McCormack reports on important current disputes. Irish rail workers fight for a pay increase should be supported by all workers. Its been over seven years since the train drivers received any pay rise while they have accepted numerous cost cutting and productivity deals worth over €75 million in savings. The […]

The Drive to Privatise

The Government plan to privatise bus routes and its remaining stake in Aer Lingus is just the latest episode in the ongoing neoliberal agenda driven by the interests of a corporate elite both here and internationally.

The Drive to Privatise

Owen McCormack, SIPTU and Dublin Bus driver The Government plan to privatise bus routes and its remaining stake in Aer Lingus is just the latest episode in the ongoing neoliberal agenda driven by the interests of a corporate elite both here and internationally. Despite claims that privatisations are about efficiencies, better services and value for […]

Bus Workers are Right to Strike

Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann routes. Despite claims that this isn't privatisation by the NTA it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated by the semi state companies’ and even handed the buses that are currently owned by the state.

Bus Workers are Right to Strike

NTA tendering plan will decimate workers livelihoods and do nothing to improve public transport. Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann routes. Despite claims that this isn’t privatisation by the NTA it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated […]