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TSSA Bus Eireann workers prepare for all out strike

28 February 2017

TSSA members at Bus Eireann will take all out strike action if the company does not withdraw proposals to cut jobs and services.

A letter from the company sent to TSSA yesterday (Mon) details plans for the clerical, inspector/supervisory and executive grades which will result in a severe cuts to take home pay, increase workloads and cause job losses.

TSSA has today instructed its members across Ireland to take join our sister bus unions in all out strike action from next Monday, March 6.

Said TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, "The only thing that will prevent an all out strike strike now is a complete change of heart both by the company and by Transport Minister Ross, The company must tear up their destructive proposals and Shane Ross must now step in immediately and take charge of a situation that threatens not just terms and conditions and jobs of our members but the travelling ability of Bus Éireann's 110,000 passengers.

"Ross's reluctance to do his job is harming more than just Bus Eireann. It will hurt Ireland's economy. This company is proposing destroying them means by which Bus Eireann's 110,000 passengers get to work or to the shops has a very which will have big negative impact on Ireland's economy. Passengers unable to make their hospital appointments has an impact on the nations health. Ross is in his job because keeping the country's people moving on the country's buses is how you keep the wheels of the Irish economy moving and it's people well.

"The public can no longer afford Ross posturing as Pontius Pilate pretending washing his hands of Bus Eireann. Saving not Bus Eireann from the management that are crucifying it should be his priority. He needs to roll his sleeves up and get stuck and help this vital national asset, but the clock is ticking and time is running out for him to do this without forcing us into strike action."

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