Bus Eireann: The struggle is not over

After three weeks, the Bus Eireann strike was called off to allow for a ballot to take place on Labour Court proposals. The proposed deal was announced at the same time that a separate ballot of Dublin Bus workers in Siptu showed a large majority (67%) had voted to take solidarity action with their Bus Eireann colleagues.

Bus Eireann: The struggle is not over

Owen MacCormack The Labour Court deal was timed to stop the dispute spreading to other CIE companies such a Dublin Bus. Management, backed by the Government and Minister Shane Ross, had originally wanted pay cuts of around 30% and widespread new flexible working conditions. They had talked up the scale of crisis and openly threatened […]

SIPTU’s Labour shame

SIPTU’s Labour shame

Many SIPTU members will have been outraged by Jack O’Connor’s call to vote Labour after five years of cuts and betrayals. O’Connor was reiterating his old theme of how bad things would have been without the moderating influence of Labour on their Fine Gael coalition partners. To SIPTU members this is a familiar song; every […]

Bus workers are right to strike

Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA (National Transport Authority) proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann routes.

Bus workers are right to strike

Owen McCormack, SIPTU, Dublin Bus driver Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA (National Transport Authority) proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann routes. Despite NTA claims that this isn’t privatisation it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated by the semi state companies’ and even […]