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Dublin Bus Industrial Action Further dates

16 September 2016

TSSA along with the other trade unions have served notice on Dublin Bus for further work stoppages on the dates listed below. This was agreed after a joint meeting of the TSSA and our sister unions at Dublin Bus 15/09/16.


Tuesday 27 September 2016 & Wednesday 28 September 2016

Saturday 1 October 2016

Wednesday 5 October 2016 & Friday 7 October 2016

Monday 10 October 2016, Wednesday 12 October 2016 & Friday 14 October 2016

Tuesday 18 October 2016 & Wednesday 19 October 2016

Monday 24 October 2016, Wednesday 26 October 2016 & Saturday 29 October 2016

We are disappointed that we have yet to hear anything constructive from either management or the Department. Your CEO wrote directly to staff calling on a return to the Workplace Relations Commission, unfortunately this is a call without substance. Members in the TSSA and other trade unions have all rejected the Labour Court recommendations and returning to the Workplace Relations Commission to use the rejected recommendations as a basis of an agreement will lead us nowhere.

As a trade union we have always communicated our willingness to engage in constructive dialogue either directly or via a third party. For this to be successful it has to be genuine and requires fresh thinking rather than continuing to rehash old arguments. If the company and the Department are serious about resolving this dispute they need to agree to engage in talks with a clean slate and to stop setting preconditions.

For eight years you have made sacrifices and done the heavy lifting to get the company back in profit. It is not acceptable or sustainable to not reward and recognise your efforts and to continue to cut subvention and syphon of profits to the NTA and yet expect you to continue to deliver a world class public transport system.

The decision to escalate industrial action will hopefully focus the minds of those who have a responsibility to resolve this dispute. The ball is squarely in the court of the Department of Transport and they need to face up to their responsibilities to seriously engage with the trade unions and allow the management of Dublin Bus the resources it needs to deliver a fair and just pay offer.

TSSA along with the other trade unions have always advocated that a long term solution to public transport funding is required that not only delivers a good transport service but one that fairly pays its staff.

It is time for the Department and company to drop the intransigent attitude and get down to genuine and meaningful talks that will bring an end to this dispute that ultimately is in everyone’s interests.

“United we bargain, divided we beg”

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