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TSSA say Transport Minister must end Bus Éireann war of attrition

31 March 2017

As Bus Éireann workers enter their eighth day of strike action, TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, says Transport Minister Shane Ross must order Bus Éireann bosses back to the Workplace Relations Committee (WRC).

Says Cortes, "Bus Éireann's workers are not an enemy within. Far from it they are ordinary people who just want to get on with their lives. Transport Minister, Shane Ross, has finally come out of hiding and now says both sides need to get back to the WRC. I agree. The trouble is Bus Éireann don't. So Ross must use his authority to order them back. As long as Bus Éireann bosses refuse to talk, the more this sorry dispute looks like a shameful company lock out. Ross has the power to end the war of attrition being waged against hard-working, decent public service workers. He must use it."

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