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Press Release: Bus √Čireann Crisis

28 January 2017

Trade Union Group Condemns Atrocious Attack on Bus Workers


The Group said:


"It is now abundantly clear that Bus Éireann are determined to continue with providing cover to allow the Shareholder to abdicate its responsibility by turning the focus on ordinary decent Bus Workers to fix a problem not of their creation. The notion that a State-owned Company would be instructed to engage in open warfare with its own staff by attacking their core terms and conditions of employment is nothing short of appalling and will achieve absolutely nothing in terms of solving this policy induced crisis"



The Group went on to say:


"Threatening Workers with horrendous pay cuts and exposing commuters to unnecessary travel chaos is no way to run a Public Transport system for the Citizens of the State and it is a sad indictment of both the Policy makers and those in Government who it seems, are acting as cheerleaders for this disgraceful attack on working people, their families and the travelling public. By setting these draconian rules of engagement, Bus Éireann and its paymasters can be assured that the Trade Union Group is fully prepared to engage in a battle to protect its members and this most critical of public services that is relied upon by so many of our citizens right across this Country"


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